Learn about a helpful and humorous workbook for funeral planning.
My guest Kathy Benjamin is a freelance writer whose work has appeared on various sites including Uproxx, Playboy’s The Smoking Jacket, and Cracked.com. She is the author Funerals to Die For and the recently released It’s Your Funeral: Plan the Celebration of a Lifetime Before it’s Too Late. She shares how she got interested in writing about funerals and some of the fascinating facts she’s learned over time about the importance of funerals throughout history and across all societies. We also discuss her set-by-step guide to creating a great funeral. Connect with Kathy at her website:
This episode includes:
- How Kathy got inspired to write two books about funerals
- How she did research for the topics in the book
- Why funerals are important and how it helps to plan one in advance
- Some of the components of a good funeral to consider in your planning:
- Funeral roles
- Burial options
- Interesting funeral traditions from around the world
- Challenges for funeral planning during the pandemic
- Why It’s Your Funeral could be a good humorous gift for a milestone birthday
- How to use the book to get started on planning your funeral now
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