Elizabeth Meyer s sweet, touching, and funny ("Booklist") memoir reads as if Carrie Bradshaw worked in a funeral home a la "Six Feet Under" ("Publishers Weekly," starred review). "Good Mourning" offers a behind-the-scenes look at a legendary funeral chapel on New York City s Upper East Side mixing big money, society drama, and the universal experience of grieving told from the unique perspective of a fashionista turned funeral planner. Elizabeth Meyer stumbled upon a career in the midst of planning her own father s funeral, which she turned into an upbeat party with Rolling Stones music, thousands of dollars worth of her mother s favorite flowers, and a personalized eulogy. Starting as a receptionist, Meyer quickly found she had a knack for helping people cope with their grief, as well as creating fitting send-offs for some of the city s most high-powered residents. Meyer has seen it all: two women who found out their deceased husband (yes, singular) was living a double life, a famous corpse with a missing brain, and funerals that cost more than most weddings. By turns illuminating, emotional, and darkly humorous, "Good Mourning" is a lesson in how the human heart grieves and grows whether you re wearing this season s couture or drug-store flip-flops."