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

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Publisher Description

"Morbid and illuminating" (Entertainment Weekly)—a young mortician goes behind the scenes of her curious profession.

Armed with a degree in medieval history and a flair for the macabre, Caitlin Doughty took a job at a crematory and turned morbid curiosity into her life’s work. She cared for bodies of every color, shape, and affliction, and became an intrepid explorer in the world of the dead. In this best-selling memoir, brimming with gallows humor and vivid characters, she marvels at the gruesome history of undertaking and relates her unique coming-of-age story with bold curiosity and mordant wit. By turns hilarious, dark, and uplifting, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes reveals how the fear of dying warps our society and "will make you reconsider how our culture treats the dead" (San Francisco Chronicle).

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2014
September 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
W. W. Norton & Company
SELLER
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
SIZE
886.8
KB

Customer Reviews

Cassette Cathedral ,

I love the stranger things in life, & this book is one of them💀

Such an amazing book! I love how Catherine Doughty has such a dark sense of humor about such a taboo subject in American culture.

deniedpoet ,

Love Love Love it!!

Working in Hospice Care and reading this helped me relate on so many levels!! Beautiful, funny, and brilliant! You nailed it! You took death to a whole new level of humanizing it without the weird awkward pink elephant! Thank you!! I’ll be waiting for more of your work!! ❤️♥️❤️♥️😘🐈‍⬛

Kirstynmae ,

Couldn’t put it down

So interesting couldn’t put it down

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