plans on living to 100, but started planning her own farewell fiesta at age 40 to make sure she gets the funeral she wants and deserves. She is the author of 10 books, including Outdoors Online: The Internet Guide to Everything Wild & Green and The Little Yoga Book, The Little Pilates Book, and The Little Strength Training Book from the popular “Little Book” series. She wishes she lived in London and wintered in New Zealand.
“In The Party of Your Life, Erika Dillman provides a humorous and sometimes satirical insight into the modern-day funeral industry. She clearly informs the reader of the arrangements and personal reflections necessary to create a heartfelt and fun-filled final farewell. Her sharp and witty humor reminds us that death is a sure thing in this lifetime, and the more one prepares and shares their wishes, the more we honor our beloved dead in their final farewell.”
—Nora Cedarwind Young, certified death midwife, green burial educator, and hospice chaplain, www.thresholdsoflife.org
“As a celebrant I deal with creating meaningful funeral ceremonies for families, but after reading The Party of Your Life I realized how limited my ideas have been. Erika Dillman really opened up my eyes to a much more expanded way of looking at funerals. She has written a witty and humorous book on a topic that some people find fearful and morbid, and she conveys vital information in an easy-to-digest manner that includes humorous real-world examples.”
—Donna Belk, celebrant, home funeral guide, and board member of the National Home Funeral Alliance, www.donnabelk.com
“A fun read . . . Dillman offers a wealth of information and allows the reader to choose his or her own farewell.”