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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory (Inglés) Pasta blanda – 28 sep 2015

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Entertaining and thought-provoking.--Julia Jenkins

Demonically funny dispatches.

Morbid and illuminating.

[Doughty's] sincere, hilarious, and perhaps life-altering memoir is a must-read for anyone who plans on dying.--Katharine Fronk

A book as graphic and morbid as this one could easily suck its readers into a bout of sorrow, but Doughty--a trustworthy tour guide through the repulsive and wondrous world of death--keeps us laughing.--Rachel Lubitz

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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. Thrown into a profession of gallows humor and vivid characters (both living and very dead), Caitlin learned to navigate the secretive culture of those who care for the deceased.Smoke Gets in Your Eyes tells an unusual coming-of-age story full of bizarre encounters and unforgettable scenes. Caring for dead bodies of every color, shape, and affliction, Caitlin soon becomes an intrepid explorer in the world of the dead. She describes how she swept ashes from the machines (and sometimes onto her clothes) and reveals the strange history of cremation and undertaking, marveling at bizarre and wonderful funeral practices from different cultures.Her eye-opening, candid, and often hilarious story is like going on a journey with your bravest friend to the cemetery at midnight. She demystifies death, leading us behind the black curtain of her unique profession. And she answers questions you didn’t know you had: Can you catch a disease from a corpse? How many dead bodies can you fit in a Dodge van? What exactly does a flaming skull look like?Honest and heartfelt, self-deprecating and ironic, Caitlin's engaging style makes this otherwise taboo topic both approachable and engrossing. Now a licensed mortician with an alternative funeral practice, Caitlin argues that our fear of dying warps our culture and society, and she calls for better ways of dealing with death (and our dead).

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