In the 1960s, brainy Brit and muckraker Jessica Mitford dubbed the U.S. a "society where the funeral industry got completely out of control." GOOD Magazine delivers the modern update, in this stomping, cartoon tour of the American Way of Death. Includes a side trip into the green -- and sometimes bizarre (ashes into pencil lead?) -- alternatives that are springing up to challenge it.
Mark Harris Author, Grave Matters (www.gravematters.us)