Monday 4 May 2020

Read 2020 - 46 - Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Caitlin Doughty aka Ask a Mortician is brilliant. The Bestwick bought me Smoke Gets in Your Eyes last Christmas, alongside another of her books (name currently escapes me). I've been desperate to read it, but am strictly following my number generator guidelines so that books don't end up on the shelf for years. Although, some have been and despite my best efforts (not really trying all that hard), they continue to do so.

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Doughty's first book, details her early years in the Mortuary business, from when she joined a crematorium through to mortuary school. Interspersed are comments on death cultures across the world. I highly recommend this book.

If you haven't caught the Ask a Mortician blogs on You Tube, you should. They are full of wonderful death facts, historical and current.

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