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Author Kathy Benjamin: It's Your Funeral!

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Death might be scary to think about, but planning your funeral doesn’t have to be. Death positivity and funeral planning have become trendy topics in recent years, especially among millennials, whose surging interest in end-of-life planning services and apps, as well as social gatherings like Death Over Dinner mark a shift in the way people think about their own mortality.

Many things will be out of your control at the end of your life, but mapping out all elements of your last hurrah on this plane of existence can help demystify death and turn the funeral planning process into an act of self-love instead of a source of constant worry.

Interspersing comforting guidance with fun facts about funeral traditions and history from around the world, author Kathy Benjamin gently guides readers through every stage of the funeral planning process in It's Your Funeral!: Plan the Celebration of a Lifetime—Before It’s Too Late.

Author, Kathy Benjamin: It's Your Funeral!

About the Author

Kathy Benjamin’s writing has received more than 200 million hits across some of the most popular humor and trivia websites in the world, including Mental Floss, Cracked, Grunge, Pajiba, and Uproxx, among others. Kathy is also the author of Funerals to Die For (Adams Media, 2013). She lives in Austin, Texas.

Begin With the End in Mind

This program is part of a series, Begin With the End in Mind. The end is not a topic many feel comfortable discussing and that is why we are often not prepared when the time comes. It is to everyone’s advantage to discuss plans and preferences regarding death. The goal of this series is to help attendees and their loved ones learn how to properly plan from beginning to end.

This series will take place the first Wednesday evening of every month at 7 p.m.

Registration Information

Need help registering? Email Adult Programming at apstaff@darienlibrary.org.

This event will take place on Zoom. You will receive an email confirming your registration with a link to join the Webinar after you register for the event.

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