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Short Synopsis
In this funny, insightful memoir, a young socialite risks social suicide when she takes a job at a legendary funeral chapel on New York City's Upper East Side.

Full Synopsis
Elizabeth Meyer stumbled upon a career in the midst of planning her own father's funeral, which she turned into an upbeat party with Rolling Stones music, thousands of dollars worth of her mother's favorite flowers, and a personalized eulogy. Starting out as a receptionist, Meyer quickly found she had a knack for helping people cope with their grief, as well as creating fitting send-offs for some of the city's most high-powered residents.

Meyer has seen it all: two women who found out their deceased husband (yes, singular) was living a double life, a famous corpse with a missing brain, and funerals that cost more than most weddings. By turns illuminating, emotional, and darkly humorous, Good Mourning is a lesson in how the human heart grieves and grows—whether you're wearing this season's couture or drugstore flip-flops.

"The narrator adds warmth and depth to Meyer's story, and does a great job juggling the accents of New Yorkers from different walks of life." ---Ingram Library Review

"A lighthearted, moving glimpse into the almost beyond." ---Booklist

"Cris Dukehart's performance immediately draws listeners into the story." ---Library Journal Audio Review

"It's a story well suited to the big screen." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review
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Good Mourning

Author Elizabeth Meyer

Narrated by Cris Dukehart

Publication date Aug 25, 2015

Running time 7 hrs

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