"It's normal to be curious about death -- after all, it's one of life's greatest mysteries. While no one knows exactly what happens after we die, thinking about death can help us understand what it means to be human. [This is] a straightforward look at the questions we all have about dying. It examines death myths from different culture, the science behind dead bodies, and the ways people around the world honour loved ones who have died. After Life also offers suggestions for how to deal with grief and talk to friends who are grieving."