Author Notes

Norine Dresser is a folklorist and writer. She is the author of Multicultural Manners: New Rules of Etiquette for a Changing Society, Come as You Aren't: Feeling at Home with Multicultural Celebrations and also wrote the eight-year award-winning Los Angeles Times column, "Multicultural Manners." She is an internationally recognized expert on cultural traditions and rituals from around the world.
Fredda Wasserman, MA, MPH, LMFT, CT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified in Thanatology. She is the Clinical Director of Adult Programs and Education at Our House Grief Support Center, the leading non-profit grief center in California.