New York Times Bestseller
Winner of a Goodreads Choice Award
“Funny, dark, and at times stunningly existential.” —Marianne Eloise, Guardian
Everyone has questions about death. In Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?, best-selling author and mortician Caitlin Doughty answers the most intriguing questions she’s ever received about what happens to our bodies when we die. In a brisk, informative, and morbidly funny style, Doughty explores everything from ancient Egyptian death rituals and the science of skeletons to flesh-eating insects and the proper depth at which to bury your pet if you want Fluffy to become a mummy. Now featuring an interview with a clinical expert on discussing these issues with young people—the source of some of our most revealing questions about death—Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? confronts our common fear of dying with candid, honest, and hilarious facts about what awaits the body we leave behind.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Mortician Caitlin Doughty has written the funniest book you’ll ever read about what happens to decaying corpses. Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? is organized around Doughty’s responses to actual questions she’s gotten from youngsters; her chipper tone and black humor are absolutely perfect. She gleefully plows through a timeline of which parts of your face your cat will eat first, declares it safe to roll around in someone’s ashes, answers the “hard questions about cannibalism,” and hands you an unforgettable pairing of words: bacteria farts. You’ll laugh till you’re cat food.