Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals about Death

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W. W. Norton & Company
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5.8 X 8.5 X 0.9 inches | 0.9 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.
My daughter hasn't put it down. She reads it out loud to me while we giggle.--Kari Byron, author of Crash Test Girl and former host of Mythbusters
[E]very one of Doughty's answers serves as a charming guide into something we take enormous pains to avoid.--B. David Zarley
There's serious science here, but also cultural lessons in death and dying, a little history, and a touch of gruesomeness wrapped in that shroud of sharp, witty humor.--Terri Schlichenmeyer
Doughty's writing is unusually conversational in tone for a book with subjects that can be considered taboo. Not only does she manage to make it extremely informative, throughout she includes her comments with sometimes profound thoughts, real humor and a significant dose of brilliant wit.--Pamela Kramer
[Doughty] provides answers to questions both humorous and moving, bringing tiny and full-sized mortals alike to a greater comfort with and understanding of the one transition that will happen to us all.--Anna Spydell
[A] delightful mixture of science and humor.
Doughty's answers are as delightful and distinctive as the questions. She blends humor with respect for the dead ... Her investigations of ritual, custom, law and science are thorough, and she doesn't shy from naming the parts of Grandma's body that might leak after she is gone.--Julia Kastner
With every ounce of straight-talking spunk one could muster for this topic, Doughty delivers a surprisingly heart-warming read.--Christy Lynch
Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? is funny, dark, and at times stunningly existential, revealing not only how little we understand about death, but also how much kids can handle.--Marianne Eloise
Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? is morbidly funny and frank, lighthearted and informative...[A] delight for all and a must for adults who might fall victim to a barrage of childhood questions.--Jennifer Johnson