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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Non-Fiction
RELEASED
2015
April 16
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
Canongate Books
SIZE
3
MB

Customer Reviews

kitescanflytooyouknow ,

When smoke gets in your eyes.

Intriguing read. Gets you thinking about our own fate and the death ‘industry’ we see today. Or not as the case may be. Thoroughly enjoyed reading this in a totally non morbid way!

Danyell85 ,

OMG

This book is truly fascinating.. I never thought I would find a book to satisfy my morbid curiosity.. Caitlin you are amazing.. I can't wait to read more

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