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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory - Caitlin Doughty
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory
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Most people want to avoid thinking about death, but Caitlin Doughty—a twenty-something with a degree in medieval history and a flair for the macabre—took a job at a crematory, turning morbid curiosity into her life’s work. Thrown into a profession of gallows humor and vivid characters (both... show more
Most people want to avoid thinking about death, but Caitlin Doughty—a twenty-something with a degree in medieval history and a flair for the macabre—took a job at a crematory, turning morbid curiosity into her life’s work. Thrown into a profession of gallows humor and vivid characters (both living and very dead), Caitlin learned to navigate the secretive culture of those w
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780393351903 (0393351904)
ASIN: 393351904
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
Category:
Death
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Elentarri's Book Blog
Elentarri's Book Blog rated it
3.5 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
TITLE: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory AUTHOR: Caitlin Doughty DATE PUBLISHED: 2014 FORMAT: e-book ISBN-13: 978-0-393-24595-0 ___________________________ This is something of an autobiography. Caitlin Doughty muses about her experience working in a crem...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it
4.0 I swear I'm okay
I've been thinking about death a lot. And not in an existential way or in a 'oh man she needs professional help' kinda way. I've been thinking about the culture of death and how I'd like my own death to be handled. To that end, I chose a few titles which I'm convinced has skewed the way my co-worker...
carolesrandomlife
carolesrandomlife rated it
5.0 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory
This review was also posted at Carole's Random LifeThis was the best little book that I didn't even know that I wanted to read. I have to say that I would have probably never picked this book up for myself. I didn't even know that this book existed until it showed up at my house a couple of weeks ...
Momster Bookworm
Momster Bookworm rated it
4.0 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory
[Non-fiction] This book is NOT for everybody, but if you can stomach it, it's quite enlightening, and the the anecdotes are entertaining too. Some parts are written tongue-in-cheek, others border on irreverential, but all serve to make a taboo(ish) subject a little less macabre. I am unfamiliar with...
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite rated it
4.0 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, by Caitlin Doughty
Surprisingly, I'm the first person to check out my library's copy of Caitlin Doughty's Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory. When Doughty was eight years old, she witnessed the accidental death of a girl at a mall. The incident led to Doughty developing a series of rituals...
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