A Good Goodbye: 2010 Book of the Year Award Finalist

A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die is a finalist for the 2010 Book of the Year Awards in the Family and Relationships category.

Americans plan their finances, their families, their retirement, just about everything – except their funerals. That omission can mess up all their other life plans. A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die (Light Tree Press, Albuquerque, NM) helps families avoid emotional and financial disaster.

Author Gail Rubin speaks regularly to groups on getting the funeral planning conversation started. Rubin, “The Doyenne of Death,” was a featured speaker at the 2011 Frozen Dead Guy Days festival in Nederland, Colorado March 4-6, 2011.

This is Rubin’s second Book of the Year Award. Her first book, A Girl’s Pocket Guide to Trouser Trout: Reflections on Dating and Fly-Fishing, won Bronze in the Humor Category of the 2004 Book of the Year Awards.

As author of The Family Plot Blog (TheFamilyPlot.wordpress.com), Rubin attended and blogged about “30 funerals in 30 days” during November. The project documented the many creative ways today’s funerals are evolving into celebration of life events.

A Good Goodbye retails for $21.95 in bookstores, discounted online at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and www.AGoodGoodbye.com. Discounts are available for bulk sales and presentations by calling Light Tree Press at 505-265-7215.

The 2010 Book of the Year Awards, conducted by ForeWord Reviews, represents more than 350 publishers. The finalists were selected from 1400 entries in 56 categories.

ForeWord Reviews’ Book of the Year Awards program was established to help publishers shine an additional spotlight on their best titles and bring increased attention to librarians and booksellers of the literary and graphic achievements of independent publishers and their authors. Award winners are chosen from real librarians and booksellers, who are on the front lines everyday working with patrons and customers.

ForeWord is the only review trade journal devoted exclusively to books from independent houses. Since 1998, ForeWord Reviews has been one of the publishing industry’s most respected print magazine and online review service for readers, booksellers, book buyers, publishing insiders, and librarians. ForeWord is published six times a year and each issue reaches an audience of 26,000 librarians and booksellers.

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