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Book Title: The Funeral Planner|
The author of the book: Lynn Isenberg
Edition: Red Dress Ink
Date of issue: September 1st 2005
ISBN 13: 9780373895335
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Madison aka Maddy Banks has been going from entrepreneur career through entrepreneur career, with many failures. After going to a funeral for a friend, she realizes her calling. Planning personalized funerals, with the new company she's going to build called Lights Out. She gets emotional and financial help from her Uncle Sam. And before she can even begin her new career, Sam dies of Cancer. His is the first furneral she plans, and it's a hit. Soon, she has people lined up to do funerals for. One costumer even wanted his furneral twice. Just so he could live through the first one. But things take a bad turn when her arch rival, the man behind satabogiging all of her other businesses she's had, decided to open his own funeral company, and steals all of Maddy's ideas, as well as many of Maddy's backers and clients. At the advice of her handsome Venture Capitalist, she decides to take time out for herself, and to properly grieve her friend Tara and her uncle. After spending time in Ann Arbor, she not only regroups, but with an old friend of her uncle's who used to own a funeral parlor, makes a pamplet on how to grieve, and hold grieving seminars. With this new info, she puts Lights Out back on track, and even gets the upperhand on her competition.
I have to say one of the things that I liked about this book is that the main character is bi, and even though she winds up with a man at the end, there are some scenes with her and her ex-girlfriend, whom she remains close with. This book made me laugh and cry at the same time through a few chapters of it. The bad guys in the book get their just deserts, and Maddy also realizes what unconditional love from a dog can do to someone in need, like herself.
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Read information about the authorHer work includes the novels MY LIFE UNCOVERED , THE FUNERAL PLANNER GOES TO THE WHITE HOUSE and THE FUNERAL PLANNER (soon to be a TV series) and the non-fiction GRIEF TRIBUTES: The Definitive Guide to Life Celebrations and GRIEF WELLNESS: The Definitive Guide to Dealing with Loss . Film/TV credits include MGM/UAs YOUNGBLOOD, Tri-Star/Columbias I LOVE YOU TO DEATH, Mistral Pictures TRUE VINYL, and The Fine Living Networks popular series I::DESIGN which she co-created and executive produced.
Isenberg promoted THE FUNERAL PLANNER by launching the real life business from the novel at www.LightsOutEnterprises.com, where she wrote and produced the tribute comedy "Jack the Mench," landing her appearances in The New York Times, The Today Show, Business Week, MSN.com, Israel's Globe, South Africa's Beeld, etc.
She is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a B.A. in English Language & Literature, a minor in Film Studies, and an MBA & Entrepreneurial Studies Audit. She is founder of the renowned Hollywood Literary Retreat www.HollywoodLiteraryRetreat.com.
Through her company Focus Media, Inc. (Finding Opportunities Creating Unified Success), Isenberg creates intellectual properties and consults for businesses operating in the digital content and entertainment marketing space.
Isenberg is a member of the WGAs New Media Writers Caucus. She speaks on Transmedia Storytelling and Book-Branded Integration.
About Focus Media, Inc.:
Focus Media, Inc. is an entertainment company and consulting firm providing content creation, business development, strategic marketing and public relations services to writers and businesses in the Transmedia space. Visit www.focusmediamarketing.com
For speaking engagements visit www.lynnisenberg.com.
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