Everyday Stories of Death, Bereavement and Life
'Outside the Box' by Liz Rothschild is a book designed to bring death and bereavement into the light. 'We live in a society where people struggle to look death in the eye. Death has become the territory of professionals; it has become hidden, and so more traumatic'. Packed with first-person accounts and expert commentaries, the book shows that 'if we start talking openly about death, it can change the way we live'.
About the Author:
Liz Rothschild is a writer, actor and founding director of Westmill Woodland Burial Ground in Wiltshire. She has been a funeral celebrant for more than 25 years and devised and continues to curate the biennial Kicking the Bucket festival in Oxford. Liz wrote and has performed her one-woman show 'Outside the Box - a live show about death' in the UK and US.
This is a wonderful compendium of moving, funny and insightful stories of death, bereavement and life, from everyday people. Interspersed with commentaries from pofessionals and experts in a wide range of fields, together with summaries of helpful advice, this book is a treasure trove, bound to provoke both thoughts and conversations about a subject that touches us all.