Heart-Shaped Box - Nirvana 12:06 PM


New book about burying #1? Really?

I guess the funeral director in Worcester that arranged burial of #1 is writing a book. I was one of those people who criticized his decision to help bury that animal. My biggest reason for protesting? #1 wasn't an American citizen like his brother. I don't understand why American soil had to be polluted by his terrorist remains? Why not send his body home, where it belonged? After he was shot by authorities and run over by his brother last April, nobody wanted anything to do with him, his body, or his whack job family... and you only have to look at a picture of Martin Richard to understand why!

(FBI photo of pressure cooker bomb from Boston Marathon site)

Well now, to answer the lingering questions, just months before #2 is set to stand trial, Peter Stefan of Graham Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Home, is writing a book to tell his side of the story. An inside look at the week long process, working with the family, to find a place to bury one of the most hated men in America.

Am I the only person who thinks this decision is a bit "strange" to say the least? I realize that this is America, and that he is free to do what he wants with his story and life experience. I also realize that he owes no one an explanation, and that he acted on his moral and professional code.

According to reports, he is dedicating a 'portion' of the profits to 'charity'. And that a movie has been pitched, based on his book, but no plans have been made yet. Am I being too sensitive to think that this is in some way profiting off of the bombings? Which charity is he donating to? How much of the proceeds? Do I even have a right to ask these questions? Do the victims of the bombings have a right to ask? Is this in bad taste, or is it an important story that needs to be told? To be honest, I really don't know how I feel about this, I'm very conflicted.

According to this article, "Read it and see a point of a view of what was done, why it was done and why it had to be done," said Stefan. "They can come to their own conclusions after that." 

But what if my questions are with buying the book?

What do you think?