Sterling Pub Co

Best of Gravestone Humor


While doing research for a family tree, author Louis Schafer surveyed thousands of headstones and amassed a unique collection of – often unintentionally – humorous epitaphs. Along with gravestone inscriptions, this book also includes historical information to give the epitaphs more context. Each chapter highlights traditional death customs, eccentric illustrations as well as numerous bizarre, vengeful, rude and funny last words. Surprisingly entertaining and historically informative.