I was attracted to this book because of the title, The Undertaker's Wife, probably because my favorite aunt was married to an undertaker for many years. I spent quite a bit of time with her at "the funeral home". The Undertaker's Wife treats the subject of a spouse's death from both the perspective of a wife and a person who works in the funeral industry. We all know that the death of a spouse is one of the hardest things we will ever have to deal with and Dee Oliver tells it like it is, including a lot of things that most of us probably wouldn't think of until we are in that situation. After finishing the book I made my husband sit down and talk to me about some his wishes in case he "goes first". I also talked to him about my wishes. Some of these things we had talked about but some we hadn't. We also discussed some financial issues and what we needed to do, like make our wills something that is long overdue. I think every woman needs to read this book, it definitely gave me a lot to think about.