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Final Rights

Reclaiming the American Way of Death

Bonus Material

Before Final Rights, Lisa Carlson wrote two predecessor books: Caring for your Own Dead (1987) and Caring for the Dead: Your Final Act of Love (1998). We agonized over which material from “Caring 2″ to keep and which to leave out in Final Rights. So why not put some of it here?

The chapters on forming a funeral committee in your house of worship and on the mechanics of body donation are just as relevant as when they were written in 1998.

Here are some first-person accounts from people who performed home funerals—and from some who were thwarted.

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