Your cheery after death action plan
The Bottom Drawer Book will help you prepare for the inevitable with quirky but practical tips and has lots of room for you to write your plans and requests.
This informative workbook guides you through things to consider with humour, like a religious funeral or celebration of life? Hymns or pop songs? Cremation, burial, or composting? A champagne wake or cordial and cake?
Now in its fourth edition and written by Aussie journalist Lisa Herbert, The Bottom Drawer Book will make things easier for your loved ones when the time does eventually come.
Don't take all your secrets to the grave
The Bottom Drawer Book helps you make note of your plans, ideas and life’s reflections, with handy worksheets that contain lots of practical information.
Covering things like how much to spend on your casket, what songs you’d like played, and which outfit you’ll be buried in, your wishes will sit quietly in the pages until they’re needed.
The Bottom Drawer Book takes a refreshing perspective on mortality and the ways we can say goodbye.
The Bottom Drawer Book: The After Death Action Plan
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A quirky yet practical look at the inevitable
Written by journalist Lisa Joy Herbert and illustrated by Phil Judd, The Bottom Drawer Book is here to help answer your funeral planning questions and will allow your loved ones to grieve and celebrate the real you, knowing everything is just how you would have wanted it.
It’s your own personal guide for things like different types of burial, cremation, living wills, the digital afterlife, coffins and caskets, donating your body to science, themed funerals and their soundtrack, what to wear, the eulogy and the funeral itself, and even some bad puns and dad jokes.
Your responses to the questions and tasks in the book will become a memento of what’s important in your life – written in your handwriting, with your doodles, your humour, your ideas, and your personal reflections.
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