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If you have a person, with whom you can keep talking about 'any topic under the Sun' and it is not generally bullshit that girlfriends do with each other, NEVER let that person go. Because, a good ...

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8 unique books to read at the beach

Fun Home by Alison Bechdel (2007) Now a Tony award-winning musical, Alison Bechdel's gripping memoir tells the story of her relationship with her English teacher-slash-funeral dierctor father. The poignant graphic novel offers a comedic and oftentimes dark look at Bechdel's life, from her childhood to her coming out in college, to her later revelation that her father is gay—making for not just a groundbreaking work of art, but also an intelligent, unique, and touching story.

Our October book recommendation is from Brett McNish: "Necropolis by Catharine Arnold is about the history of London as told by its dead. There is a wonderful chapter about gardens of the dead, and the creation of the famous 'Magnificent Seven' Victorian-era cemeteries which were built to be elaborate parks enjoyed by the living. This groundbreaking idea influenced the now-treasured American garden cemeteries, such as Mount Auburn Cemetery in Massachusetts."

When the Sun Goes Down: A Serendipitous Guide to Planning Your Own Funeral. By Betty Breuhaus. KT Read: Feb 2014. Notes from the book recorded in funeral planning google doc.