Download Confessions of a Funeral Director: How Death Saved My Life Audiobook

Confessions of a Funeral Director: How Death Saved My Life Audiobook, by Caleb Wilde Extended Sample Click for printable size audiobook cover
Author: Caleb Wilde Narrator: Eric Martin Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2017 ISBN: 9780062742995
0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book)
Regular Price: $16.95 Add to Cart
— or —
BEST PRICE!
FlexPass™ Price: $13.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

A sixth-generation funeral director and writer of the popular "must read" (Time magazine) blog Confessions of a Funeral Director reflects on mortality and the powerful lessons death holds for every one of us in this compassionate and thoughtful spiritual memoir that combines the humor and insight of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes with the poignancy and brevity of When Breath Becomes Air.

Death. It happens to everyone, yet most of us don’t want to talk about this final chapter of existence. Sixth-generation funeral director Caleb Wilde intimately understands this reticence and fear. The son of an undertaker, he hesitated to embrace the legacy of running his family’s business. Yet he discovered that caring for the deceased and their loved ones profoundly changed his faith and his perspective on death—and life itself. "Yes, death can be bad. Yes, death can be negative," he acknowledges, "but it can also be beautiful. And that alternate narrative needs to be discussed."

In Confessions of a Funeral Director, he talks about his experiences and pushes back against the death-negative ethos of our culture, opening a thoughtful, poignant conversation to help us see the end of life in a positive and liberating way. In the wry, compassionate, and honest voice that has charmed his growing legions of blog readers, Wilde offers an intimate look inside his business, offering information on unspoken practices around death such as the embalming process, beautiful and memorable stories about families in the wake of death, and, most importantly, a fresh and wise perspective on how embracing death can allow us to embrace life.

Confessions of a Funeral Director is the story of one man learning how death illuminates and deepens the meaning of existence—insights that can help us all pursue and cherish full, rich lives.

Download and start listening now!

bky8

Quotes & Awards

  • Confessions of a Funeral Director is a thoughtful, expansive, and at times irreverent blog that dives deep into the death industry, while allowing readers to learn a little more about living as well. A must-read.”

    Time

  • “[Wilde] is an Internet icon redefining a staid profession and opening up conversations about life’s ultimate concerns.”

    Washington Post

Listener Reviews

Be the first to write a review about this audiobook!
Write a Review

About the Author

Caleb Wilde is a partner at his family’s business, Wilde Funeral Home, in Parkesburg, Pennsylvania. He writes the popular blog Confessions of a Funeral Director and recently completed postgraduate work at Winchester University, England, in the program “Death, Religion, and Culture.” He has been featured in top media outlets, including the Huffington Post, the Atlantic, and Time magazine and on NPR, NBC, and ABC’s 20/20.

About the Narrator

Eric Martin is an Earphones Award–winning narrator. He has narrated many dozens of audiobooks in fiction and nonfiction. He is also the host and producer of the award-winning This American Wife, a popular podcast, and now web series, that features original comedy and stories, as well as interviews with authors such as Robert Greene and Amy Tan.