Nine Years Under: Coming of Age in an Inner City Funeral Home is an enchanting memoir about Sheri Booker‘s experiences working in the Albert P. Wylie funeral home in West Baltimore. This coming-of-age story was birthed at the death of her favorite aunt.
Booker’s grief took an unexpected turn when she was asked to take up a summer job working in the funeral home. There she did everything possibly conceivable related to the funeral business, everything but embalming. She walks us through the tales of coaching families through the process of burying an innocent child killed by a stray bullet to writing the obituary of a major drug dealer to crashing a hearse in the middle of a procession. This is just the tip of the iceberg.
Check out an excerpt from Nine Years Under: Coming of Age in an Inner City Funeral Home.
Sheri Booker is not only an author and poet but she teaches the Mind, Body And Soul course at The Baltimore Leadership School. Three years into the rewarding profession she empowers girls into becoming young women, helping them to find their voice. She also splits her time as a professor at Stevenson University teaching Creative Writing and English.
Get to know more about Sheri Booker by picking up a copy of Nine Years Under: Coming of Age in an Inner City Funeral Home today and stopping by her site sheribooker.com