Gail Rubin is the author of The Family Plot Blog, the book, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die, and A Girl’s Pocket Guide to Trouser Trout.
She is an event planner with experience creating many memorable life cycle events who has attended, planned, and spoken at many funerals and memorial services.
Gail is the author of Matchings, Hatchings and Dispatchings, an Albuquerque Tribune column on life-cycle events.
She found that the columns on death elicited the greatest reader response, indicating a need for the information, inspiration and tools to facilitate pre-need funeral planning.
Gail is a breast cancer survivor, a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC), her synagogue’s cemetery committee, and the Chevra Kaddisha, a volunteer organization that ritually prepares the bodies of Jews for burial.