Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory
  • Author : Caitlin Doughty
  • Release Date : 15 September 2014
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 13 : 9780393245950
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Book Description: "Morbid and illuminating" (Entertainment Weekly)—a young mortician goes behind the scenes of her curious profession. 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).

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes  And Other Lessons from the Crematory

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes And Other Lessons from the Crematory

Author : Caitlin Doughty
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Morbid and illuminating" (Entertainment Weekly)—a young mortician goes behind the scenes of her curious profession. 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 ...

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

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Publisher : Canongate Books
Genre : Social Science
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'Unforgettable . . . a hilarious, poignant and impassioned plea to revolutionise our attitudes to death' Gavin Francis, Guardian From her first day at Westwind Cremation & Burial, twenty-three-year-old Caitlin Doughty threw herself into her curious new profession. Coming face-to-face with the very thing we go to great lengths ...

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

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Publisher : W. W. Norton
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