Memoir · Non-fiction

Down Among the Dead Men

Down Among the Dead Men: A Year in the Life of a Mortuary Technician

Title: Down Among the Dead Men: A Year in the Life of a Mortuary Technician

Author: Michelle Williams

Page Count: N/A

Series: N/A

Publishing Date/Publisher: Soft Skull Press

Format: eBook

Review: The dead deserve respect, and this author says as much, and then promptly calls the body of an obese person a ‘monstrosity’ and then writes a whole chapter about all the laughs they got out of a man who died while dressed as a woman. Absolutely unacceptable. It also serves no purpose in the grand scheme of things. It doesn’t teach anyone anything and it’s basically just the sticky-note version of what happens in a morgue. I couldn’t finish this book, nor do I want to, and I wouldn’t recommend to to anyone. That half star is me being generous.

Reader: Kymberly


half star

3 thoughts on “Down Among the Dead Men

  1. This author sounds like a terrible person, I’ve considered sending my manuscript to Soft Skull but now I’ve got to wonder about the quality of their press. Nothing like the idea of having your body handled by a douchebag with the mentality of a schoolyard bully after death. 😛


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