Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - Caitlin Doughty

Like a lot of people Caitlin Doughty has always had a fascination with death and funerals.   So she decides to make this her new career  after getting a degree in Medieval History, and her entry  level job is to deal with corpses and  work in the crematorium.  With this small memoir we get to journey with her as she describes the collection and preparation of bodies, as well as her final job of their departure.

I am sure this book is not for everybody, but I think she does a fine job of making the subject  informative and entertaining without being morbid and depressing or turning it jokey.  4/5

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