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Smoke Gets In Your Eyes & Other Lessons from the Crematory

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes & Other Lessons from the Crematory

Doughtry, 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 society and "will make you reconsider how our culture treats the dead" (San Francisco Chronicle).

“Demonically funny.”
- O, The Oprah Magazine

“Frank…philosophical…engaging, and even wicked.”
- Natalie Kusz, New York Times Book Review

“Upbeat, brave and brilliantly, morbidly curious…Her measure of society is fierce, right on, and radical…[A]n important and timely book.”
- Helen Davies, Sunday Times

“It may well blow your mind wide open.”
- Elisabeth Donnelly, Flavorwire

Paperback reprint. 9/28/2015