The following list of books contains materials related to the death positive movement:


  • How Can I Help?: Stories and Reflections on Service By Ram Dass
  • The Art of being a Healing Presence by James E. Miller, Susan Cutshall

Children & Death

  • Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death by Caitlin Doughty

Death & Culture

  • From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death by Caitlin Doughty

Dying Process

  • The Needs of the Dying: A Guide for Bringing Hope, Comfort, and Love to Life’s Final Chapter By David Kessler
  • Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying by Maggie Callanan
  • When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Funeral Industry

  • When Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty


  • Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading by Nina Sankovitch
  • The Namesake: A Novel By Jhumpa Lahiri