Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematorium

Framhli­ kßpu
Canongate Books, 16. apr. 2015 - 272 sÝ­ur
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'Unforgettable . . . a hilarious, poignant and impassioned plea to revolutionise our attitudes to death' Gavin Francis, Guardian From her first day at Westwind Cremation & Burial, twenty-three-year-old Caitlin Doughty threw herself into her curious new profession. Coming face-to-face with the very thing we go to great lengths to avoid thinking about she started to wonder about the lives of those she cremated and the mourning families they left behind, and found herself confounded by people's erratic reactions to death. Exploring our death rituals - and those of other cultures - she pleads the case for healthier attitudes around death and dying. Full of bizarre encounters, gallows humour and vivid characters (both living and very dead), this illuminating account makes this otherwise terrifying subject inviting and fascinating.

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Ums÷gn notanda  - thewestwing - LibraryThing

Found this book to be morbidly fascinating and it really opened up my eyes to the death industry and made me think about what I want to happen to me when I die. Unusual but great read! Read full review

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Ums÷gn notanda  - jennybeast - LibraryThing

As I contemplate my own mortality, it's books like this one that really help. Doughty's thoughts on the contemporary divide between the living and the dead resonate with me, and it's comforting to see ... Read full review

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Um h÷fundinn (2015)

Caitlin Doughty was born and raised in Hawaii before gaining a degree in Medieval History from the University of Chicago. She currently lives in Los Angeles where she owns an alternative funeral home, Undertaking LA. She is the creator of the 'Ask a Mortician' web series, the founder of the death acceptance collective The Order of the Good Dead and co-founder of Death Salon.

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