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Smoke gets in your eyes : & other lessons from the crematory

Author: Caitlin Doughty
Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, 2015. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Anecdotes
Named Person: Caitlin Doughty; Caitlin Doughty
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caitlin Doughty
ISBN: 9780393351903 0393351904
OCLC Number: 907092947
Notes: Includes a reading group guide.
Description: x, 254, 5 unnumbered pages ; 21 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Caitlin Doughty.

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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.

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