Doughty, Caitlin

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

An entertaining read, straightforward without being morbid. Of interest to anyone, young or old, who is curious about what happens to our bodies after we die.


From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World To Find the Good Death

Not for the extremely squeamish, but fans of Doughty's earlier memoir will enjoy this follow-up, as would devotees of Mary Roach or listeners looking for an unusual twist in a round-the-world travelog. ["Recommended for fans of the author and those with an interest in anthropology and ritual": LJ 9/1/17 review of the Norton hc.]

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

Recommended for readers interested in memoirs with a morbid and philosophical angle, an insider's look at the funeral industry, and those who don't fear the gory details of the end of life. ["Even though Doughty's memoir is difficult to stomach at times, it is well researched, candid, and will inspire a careful consideration of one's own mortality," read the starred review of the Norton hc, Memoir, 8/14/14.]

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