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

Caitlin Doughty (Author)
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Description

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).

Product Details

Price
$15.95
Publisher
Large Print Press
Publish Date
October 19, 2015
Pages
364
Dimensions
5.6 X 0.7 X 8.4 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781594138799
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About the Author

Caitlin Doughty is a mortician and the New York Times best-selling author of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and From Here to Eternity. She is the creator of the web series Ask a Mortician. She lives in Los Angeles, California, where she owns and runs a funeral home.