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Publisher Description

A New York Times and Los Angeles Times Bestseller


“Doughty chronicles [death] practices with tenderheartedness, a technician’s fascination, and an unsentimental respect for grief.” —Jill Lepore, The New Yorker

Fascinated by our pervasive fear of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty embarks on a global expedition to discover how other cultures care for the dead. From Zoroastrian sky burials to wish-granting Bolivian skulls, she investigates the world’s funerary customs and expands our sense of what it means to treat the dead with dignity. Her account questions the rituals of the American funeral industry—especially chemical embalming—and suggests that the most effective traditions are those that allow mourners to personally attend to the body of the deceased. Exquisitely illustrated by artist Landis Blair, From Here to Eternity is an adventure into the morbid unknown, a fascinating tour through the unique ways people everywhere confront mortality.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2017
October 3
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
224
Pages
PUBLISHER
W. W. Norton & Company
SELLER
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
SIZE
49.6
MB

Customer Reviews

ActualAlien ,

Wonderfully written and incredibly eye opening

This book was lovely and moving, she creates an incredible ambiance and a wonderful narrative. I highly suggest this book, especially if it’s following her first book, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.

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