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Smoke gets in your eyes : and other lessons from the crematory / Caitlin Doughty.

Doughty, Caitlin, (author.).

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  • 4 of 5 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

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).--from back cover.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 363.75 DOU 2014 (Text) 33892100172635 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 09/30/2014 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393240238 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0393240231 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: x, 254 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2014]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
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Formatted Contents Note:
Author's Note -- Shaving Byron -- Puppy surprise -- The thud -- Toothpicks in Jell-O -- Push the button -- Pink cocktail -- Demon babies -- Direct disposal -- Unnatural natural -- Alas, poor Yorick -- Eros and Thanatos -- Bubblating -- Ghusl -- Solo witness -- The redwoods -- Deth skool -- Body van -- The art of dying -- Prodigal daughter -- Acknowledgements -- Notes on sources.
Summary, etc.:
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).--from back cover.
Subject: Doughty, Caitlin.
Undertakers and undertaking > United States > Biography.
Undertakers and undertaking > Anecdotes.

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