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Caitlin Doughty is a licensed mortician and the host and creator of the "Ask a Mortician" web series. She founded the death acceptance collective The Order of the Good Death and cofounded Death Salon. Her first book, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory, was published in mostrar mais 2015. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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The Morbid Anatomy Anthology (2014) — Contribuinte — 70 cópias
YOU DIED: An Anthology of the Afterlife (2020) — Prefácio — 54 cópias

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Doughty, Caitlin
Nome de batismo
Doughty, Caitlin
Data de nascimento
1984-08-19
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Oahu, Hawaii, USA
Locais de residência
San Francisco, California, USA
Los Angeles, California, USA
Educação
St. Andrew's Priory School
University of Chicago (BA|Medieval History)
Cypress College (Mortuary Science)
Ocupação
mortician
funeral director
author
blogger
Organizações
Order of the Good Death
Death Salon
Agente
Sproul-Latimer, Anna
Pequena biografia
Caitlin Doughty is a licensed mortician and the host and creator of the "Ask a Mortician" web series. She founded the death acceptance collective The Order of the Good Death and cofounded Death Salon. She lives in Los Angeles. [from Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (2014)]

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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes is often thought-provoking and interesting, but it annoyed me at times. The author is judgmental about how other people choose to grieve the loss of their loved ones, and seems a bit full of herself throughout the book.
 
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zeronetwo | outras 124 resenhas | May 14, 2024 |
Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs is a really good book. The author is a mortician and she answers questions about dead bodies and includes a lot of interesting information with her answers. The audiobook is read by the author and she does a great job narrating.

I get that a book like this might be considered morbid to some, but I think that having a healthy interest in the facts and science behind some of the more mysterious parts of modern society can be good.
 
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zeronetwo | outras 49 resenhas | May 14, 2024 |
I technically started this book in October 2021, but I put it down after reading a few chapters and didn't pick it up again until 5 months later.

From Here to Eternity is the third book that I have read by Caitlin Doughty. This book focuses on death and grieving practices from around the world, whereas Smoke in Your Eyes deals with the author's experiences working in a crematory, and Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs has questions and answers about dead bodies.

I really like the information that the author provides in her books. She traveled around the world as a part of her research and witnessed some truly interesting things. I appreciate the author's work in demystifying death practices and her efforts towards changing the modern death industry into being more personal and family involved, so that people have more options with how to grieve their lost loved ones and more choices about how their own bodies would be handled after death.

There were two things that I didn't like in this book. First, I thought it was in poor taste to describe the sentiments of grieving people as platitudes (i.e., women that suffered miscarriages talking about how their babies were now angels in heaven.) To some that idea wouldn't mean anything, but to others it is their way of coping with tragedy. The second thing that I didn't like was the insert of politics, even though it was very minimal. Apparently I don't like my books about death customs to be tainted by unrelated politics.
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zeronetwo | outras 61 resenhas | May 14, 2024 |
A good, albeit morbid memoir of Doughy's early life in the mortuary business. Its a good mix of her experiences intercut with the history of the business. If you've every seen the Ask a Mortician channel on Youtube, you've seen the author. A good read if you're curious about the subject
 
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mahsdad | outras 124 resenhas | Apr 3, 2024 |

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