From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death

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W. W. Norton & Company
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5.5 X 8.2 X 0.8 inches | 0.65 pounds
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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, From Here to Eternity, and Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? She is the creator of the web series Ask a Mortician, and the founder of The Order of the Good Death. She lives in Los Angeles, California, where she owns a funeral home.
Landis Blair is the illustrator and author of The Night Tent, Vers le Sud, and The Envious Siblings: and Other Morbid Nursery Rhymes, as well as the illustrator of the New York Times bestseller From Here to Eternity, by Caitlin Doughty and the graphic novel The Hunting Accident, by David Carlson which won the 2021 Fauve d'Or and the 2020 Quai des Bulles prize. His illustrations have appeared in numerous print and online periodicals including The New Yorker, the New York Times, Chicago magazine, and Atlas Obscura. He lives in Chicago.
Doughty is a relentlessly curious and chipper tour guide to the underworld, and the weirder things get, the happier she seems.... Her dispatches from the dark side [are] doing us all a kindness--offering a picture of what we're in for, even if we'd rather not know.
Thought-provoking.... Unless you and your friends are immortal, this book pertains to you.--A. J. Jacobs
Doughty writes bluntly about open-air cremations, natural burials and body composting, bringing a little more clarity and a little less mystery to the question: 'What happens to us after we die?'--Our Guide to 2017's Great Reads
Doughty finds the humanity in others cultures' relationship with death that seems to be lacking in ours.
The macabre travelogue is a thoughtful reflection and a smart critique of the American funeral industry, with plenty of gallows humor thrown in.--The Ten Best Travel Books of 2017
This humane book gently provokes you to wonder: what exactly is your ideal funeral?
From Here To Eternity is fascinating, thought-provoking and--who would have guessed?--sometimes funny. Put it on your bucket list.