Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory - Doughty, Caitlin
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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…mehr

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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).
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Norton
  • Seitenzahl: 272
  • Erscheinungstermin: 28. September 2015
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 208mm x 136mm x 25mm
  • Gewicht: 234g
  • ISBN-13: 9780393351903
  • ISBN-10: 0393351904
  • Artikelnr.: 42799455
Autorenporträt
Mortician Caitlin Doughty is a licensed mortician and the New York Times best-selling author of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and From Here to Eternity. She is the creator of the "Ask a Mortician" web series and founder of The Order of the Good Death. She lives in Los Angeles, where she runs her nonprofit funeral home, Undertaking LA.