Books by Jessica Mitford

THE AMERICAN WAY OF DEATH REVISITED by Jessica Mitford
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 3, 1998

"However she was laid to rest, it hasn't detained her from a hilarious haunting of avaricious undertakers."
A voice from the beyond reaches out to update her bestselling investigation of America's funeral practices. Read full book review >
THE AMERICAN WAY OF BIRTH by Jessica Mitford
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 1992

"Indispensable for prospective parents who may discover that they can just say no to doctor-dictated birth practices and can prescribe their own terms for having a baby."
From the author who 29 years ago roasted the funeral industry in The American Way of Death: a witty, pungent, comprehensive look at the frequently unfortunate practices that guide how American babies are born. Read full book review >
GRACE HAD AN ENGLISH HEART by Jessica Mitford
Released: Jan. 1, 1988

Mitford (The American Way of Death; A Fine Old Conflict; Poison Penmanship; Faces of Philip) doesn't rake muck (though she aims an occasional dart) in this idiosyncratic account of England's first media heroine: Grace Darling, the fortuitously named 19th-century lighthouse-keeper's daughter who became a national symbol—her life turned to legend, and used for both inspirational and commercial purposes—after she participated in the rescue of nine shipwreck survivors. Read full book review >