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

Caitlin Doughty

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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. With an original voice that combines fearless curiosity and mordant wit, Caitlin tells an unusual coming-of-age story full of bizarre encounters, gallows humor, and vivid characters (both living and very dead). Describing how she swept ashes from the machines (and sometimes onto her clothes), and cared for bodies of all shapes and sizes, Caitlin becomes an intrepid explorer in the world of the deceased. Her eye-opening memoir shows how our fear of dying warps our culture and society, and she calls for better ways of dealing with death (and our dead). In the spirit of her popular Web series, “Ask a Mortician,” Caitlin’s engaging narrative style makes this otherwise scary topic both approachable and profound. “America’s (kinda dark) sweetheart” (Huffington Post)Caitlin Doughty, the host and creator of the “Ask a Mortician” Web series and the collective Order of the Good Death, is on a mission to change the way we think about death.

Language:

English

Length:

7h 44m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:04


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:40


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

26:26


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

27:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

28:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

34:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

24:52


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

31:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:39


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

28:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

28:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:22


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

22:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

21:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

29:49


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:11


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

00:55