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

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Caitlin Doughty did not start out knowing she would end up working in the line of death work, but I’m glad she did! Lighthearted and witty yet an honest look into being a mortician and the corrupt “death industry.” Doughty is a woman on a mission to make our society more death positive and I’m on board!

— Lauren

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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
ISBN: 9780393351903
ISBN-10: 0393351904
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: September 28th, 2015
Pages: 272
Language: English