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The Living and the Dead is a companion book to Handbook for the Recently Deceased. The subtitle desciribes it as "Harmonious lifestyles and peaceful co-existence."


The actual contents of the book still remain a mystery. Charles Deetz was reading a copy after the Deetzes had come to an agreeable living arrangement with spirits of the Maitlands.

Background Information and Notes[]

  • The interior of the book is a issue of Macworld from January 1988.
  • The original prop was sold on Heritage Auctions for $1,375.


Note that the prop images come from the Heritage Auctions website.