Book Reviews of The Funeral Planner (Red Dress Ink)

The Funeral Planner (Red Dress Ink)
The Funeral Planner - Red Dress Ink
Author: Lynn Isenberg
ISBN-13: 9780373895335
ISBN-10: 037389533X
Publication Date: 9/1/2005
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 51 ratings
Publisher: Red Dress Ink
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
10 pages into this book, I was worried that I was going to be disappointed in this book. By the end of the second chapter, I couldn't get enough. To the point where I stayed up until midnight and woke up at 6 to finish the book, barely getting the garbage out in time and risking a tardy for my son.

I think that what turned me off in the beginning is that the main character is really into business, to the point where she doesn't seem human, which is sad, as the finish chapter has her losing her boyfriend, her business and her best friend. By the end of the book, she is human and you've watched her become someone you want to be friends with. Not only that, you realize that she was human in that first chapter, she just hid it from the reader and herself behind business. I love how the main character learns to balance life with business.
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Helpful Score: 3
Great book! Not quite what I was expecting but still a great read. It made me laugh, cry and it actually shocked me a couple times too. If you like chic lit and are fascinated by death, dying and funerals, I would recommend this book.

Even if you aren't fascinated by the morbid, it's still a great book!
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Helpful Score: 1
Haven't quite finished it yet, but overall, it's a good read. It takes a while to get used to the bizspeak and some things are just kind of thrown in oddly. Has references to her previous book, but not necessary to read it first, I don't think. I haven't!
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Helpful Score: 1
I really enjoyed this one. This is a smart chick lit book. If you're business minded, it will be especially interesting. Anyway, the main character Maddy Banks has been an entrepreneur since childhood. She's always looking to make her big mark only to be thwarted by a colleague named Derek. She finally makes her mark with personal non-traditional funeral planning. I like that Maddy is from Ann Arbor, MI (not far from where I grew up) and she has had a lesbian relationship. Not a terribly fluffy novel, but very enjoyable. :)
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I liked the overall theme of the book -- celebrate life!
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Awesome book! I read it one day simply because I could not put it down. This book covers a lot of subjects like death and grieving, business, competition, love, revenge (finally) - and covers them all well. Definitely recommend!
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Awesome book! I have this and I absolutely loved it!!!
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Entertaining take on competition in business - kept me interested from cover to cover.
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Enjoyable book about a go-getter who is not going to let anyone stand in her way.
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life,death, if you want to see how well you lived plan your funeral and see who comes. this was an eye opener it helps you take stock of your life where you are and where you want to be.
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This was great light reading,entertaining and encouraging! Enjoy
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This is a brand new book I ended up with two but have not read it yet.
The back if the book reads:

An initial investment is all she needs.

The stereotype is "starving artist" not "starving entrepreneur."

However, business-school grad Maddy Banks lives in her office, works 24/7 and hasn't shopped in so long that her closet has official historical status. Still, she's convinced that her manic drive, propensity for risk and dogged follow-through will make her millions. Someday. They have to. Right?

Success comes at a price.

When "death" gives Maddy a second chance at happiness, she quickly realizes that schmoozing and spreadsheeting her way through life isn't much of a life at all. Armed with an angel investor and a hot VC (um, that's venture capitalist), Maddy starts party planning for those who won't be attendingwhile she learns some hard lessons about trust, working with "friends" and mixing business with pleasure.