Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematorium
ISBN: 1782111050 Global Overview for this book
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From her first day at Westwind Cremation & Burial, twenty-three-year-old Caitlin Doughty threw herself into her curious new profession. Coming face-to-face with the very thing we go to great lengths to avoid thinking about she started to wonder about the lives of those she cremated and the mourning families they left behind, and found herself confounded by people's erratic reactions to death. Exploring our death rituals - and those of other cultures - she pleads the case for healthier attitudes around death and dying. Full of bizarre encounters, gallows humour and vivid characters (both living and very dead), this illuminating account makes this otherwise terrifying subject inviting and fascinating.
This book should actually have been registered by lils74, but as she's having a stressful time and has to travel abroad so I'm registering and mailing it for her.
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What an unusual book; I am sure I will enjoy reading it...