Over Our Dead Bodies: - Kenneth McKenzie & Todd Harra

Over Our Dead Bodies:

By Kenneth McKenzie & Todd Harra

  • Release Date: 2014-06-01
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 9 Ratings


Not knowing what to do, I sat on the church steps and waited. As the gravity of my failure began to well up in me, I began to cry. . .

I Had Lost The Hearse!

Funerals and the all the things that accompany them are traditionally somber, contemplative events in which the bereaved look to their undertaker to guide them through that most difficult of times.

Of course, sometimes tradition gets thrown under the bus.

From a dysfunctional family who turn their mother's wake into a full-blown riot, to funeral crashers looking for free meals, to a horse-drawn hearse taking the dearly departed for the ride of their afterlife, these accounts from actual undertakers will have you laughing, thinking, and gasping in disbelief. A literal graveyard of wild coincidences, slapstick humor, and touching moments, Over Our Dead Bodies explores the lighter side of the dead, the living, and the lone undertaker who has to make it all go as planned--even if it doesn't.

Praise for Mortuary Confidential

"Curious, wildly honest stories that need to be told, but just not at the dinner table." --Dana Kollmann, author of Never Suck a Dead Man's Hand

"As unpredictable and lively as a bunch of drunks at a New Orleans funeral." --Joe R. Lansdale

"Sick, funny, and brilliant! I love this book."--Jonathan Maberry, multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author of They Bite! and Rot & Ruin

"These true mortuary tales are poignant--and suddenly, gaspingly, in-your-face funny." --Booklist


  • 5 stars

    By Haynicole95
    Amazing read
  • A real depiction of funeral service.

    By Bonz62
    Having worked in a funeral home for a number of years and assisting hundreds of families, you realize quickly that every death and family situation is as individual as a snowflake. Your book did a great job of depicting an industry from a realistic point of view. I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with your work. I appreciated the humorous side and your progressive spirit. Thanks for taking your thoughts and putting them on paper to be held in your hand. Thought without action is invalid. I will recommend this read to every BODY. Be well. Julie Pope