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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory | Caitlin Doughty
“Morbid and illuminating” (Entertainment Weekly)—a young mortician goes behind the scenes of her curious profession. 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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Vanessa
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Also, finished listening to this today. Also excellent; changed my perception of the funeral industry and made me think about how much we are disconnected from and in denial of death as a natural, inevitable process.

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A porch and a book.

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vivastory I loved this one. It made me express my burial wishes to my family. 4w
JamieArc @vivastory Me too. 4w
madamereadsalot1 @vivastory I loved it too! It helped me decide my wishes for sure. I've talked so much about this book. I want to read her others. 4w
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Gennic
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What an amazing and engaging story! I love having a peek into the death industry and learning more about it. I agree with the author that we as a whole have moved further and further away from death and fear it all the more because. I will be recommending this to everyone I know!

Crazeedi On my tbr! 1mo
Geeklet I‘d like to read this one. I had a friend growing up that really wanted to be a mortician but I think people sorta mocked her out of her dream. 1mo
Gennic @geeklet that‘s what happened to me too. I said I wanted to be a mortician several times in middle and high school and got mocked for that. 1mo
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stephothebesto
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I'm cracking up over my morning coffee. I think this is one of the first memoirs I've read that's written by someone who clearly grew up in the 90s. There was also a reference to Puppy Surprise that was excellent.

JamieArc I loved this book, and that was one of the reasons! I kind of miss my pog collection 😂 1mo
stephothebesto @JamieArc Right?! I had some sweet slammers. 1mo
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stephothebesto
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You've done it again, Get Booked podcast! 4/5 of this TBR stack are nonfiction picks from the latest episode... I never browse in the nonfiction section, but I trust Amanda and Jenn to recommend some gems.

Crazeedi Liars I really enjoyed! 1mo
stephothebesto ... I can't count. 5/6. 😝 1mo
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Oblomov26
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Well this was thought provoking. An investigation of the industry which has arisen around death by a practising mortician with many frank tales of her experiences. A impassioned plea for us as individuals to engage more with death, to become more aware of deaths inevitability, to plan for our passing and how we wish to our bodies to be treat on our death and participate more in the ceremonies associated with the passing of friends and relatives.

britt_brooke This was such an eye-opening read. Loved it! 1mo
AutumnRLS I really loved her From Here to Eternity so I ordered this one. Haven't read it yet, but looking forward to it. Also looking forward to her new one that's coming out. 1mo
SamAnne I really appreciated this book. She has a great interview on Terry Gross‘ Fresh Air from a few years ago. 1mo
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feminismandyoga
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I really enjoyed this look into the death industry. My favorite was the way her experiences shifted her opinions on what death should look like in the US. I may not agree with all of her assertions, but I think she's onto something with the changes she advocates for.

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Sarz
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4 ⭐
I really enjoyed this. I liked her blunt, no-frills discussion of death and bodies. I relate to that; I don't care what happens to my body after I die, I'm very keen on organ donation and I'd like to contribute to science in whatever way. But that's not for everyone, so exercise caution before jumping in.

Something that did annoy me was that I thought it got a little bit preachy towards the end. It went from 'funny' to 'agenda driven'.

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Vanessa
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Only 15 minutes into this audiobook and I‘m already certain I‘m going to love it.

DogEaredBooks It‘s really great although a little too detailed at times. Her other book is also amazing if you haven‘t read it: 2mo
Vanessa @DogEaredBooks I hadn‘t known she‘d written another one. May check that out, thank you! 2mo
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CurlyQ
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Finished this book yesterday. 💖 loved it

RaimeyGallant Good to know! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon
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The previous owner of our home was in the monuments business (making headstones) and repurposed a lot of raw marble for his porch, countertops, and fireplaces, so I felt this was a fitting backdrop for this memoir turned manifesto for death positivity! I found this funny, bold, thoughtful, and hard to put down even through the uncomfortably descriptive parts! Overall a fascinating and important introduction to the business of death in America.💀

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madamereadsalot1
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1. My daughter and I.
2. Tagged book. Not done yet, but I'm really enjoying it.
3. I will be working
4. Cloudy with a high in the low 80's
5. I'm more of a fly by the seat of my pants dinner person. Maybe baked potatoes? Maybe spaghetti? Maybe rice and veggies? 🤷

#friyayintro @howjessreads

howjessreads Cute! 3mo
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Abby2
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Very interesting story of experience in the mortuary business. Lots to think about.

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RainyDayReading
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What a lovely collection of writings about a at times morbid job. There are some descriptions in here that I would not recommend if you‘re weak stomached. But overall I read this quickly and wish I had more stories! It‘s an interesting look at death and how we think about it in our society and I have learned more than a thing or two from it. Looking forward to more of her work. She was right,Norse Mythology is the most metal 🤘🏻

SamAnne @RainyDayReading i really enjoyed this book too. And loved her interview on Fresh Air. In the same vein, I loathed most of Advice for Future Corpses by Sallie Tisdale. More about the process of dying. 3mo
RainyDayReading @SamAnne She‘s releasing a new book sometime soon. I‘ve been following her on Instagram and she‘s the kind of person I‘d love to be friends with. Glad I managed to get my hands on this one. 3mo
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐! This is a difficult topic, but one that we will all have to grapple with throughout our lives. Doughty doesn't shy away from presenting the realities of death, but for me she struck a perfect balance to be honest without becoming gruesome, and she always felt respectful towards the people, alive and dead, she presents in her stories.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great review. I really liked this one. I‘m anxious to get to her second book! 4mo
Tanisha_A Nice review! 4mo
WhatWouldJaneDo @BarbaraTheBibliophage I've heard her second book is not as strong as this one but I'm still interested. I looked her up after I finished this one and she also has a podcast called Death in the Afternoon that I will check out. 4mo
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WhatWouldJaneDo @Tanisha_A thank you! Working in the character limit on here has been a fun writing exercise for me lol. 4mo
jpmcwisemorgan This book was really well done. I enjoyed it as much as one can say they enjoyed a book about death. 4mo
Tanisha_A @WhatWouldJaneDo I agree. I like the challenge of limiting the review in a few words too! 4mo
WhatWouldJaneDo #nonfiction2019 something with a death 3mo
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WhatWouldJaneDo
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#nonfiction2019 update: this is the perfect category for this book, although it's not really a death, just Death.

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WhatWouldJaneDo
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This quote may be about cannibalism but it applies to basically anything.

RainyDayReading I‘m reading this book too at the moment 🤣 4mo
WhatWouldJaneDo @RainyDayReading I've seen it show up on some weekend reading lists lately, it seemed like it was whispering "reeeaaaad meeeee." I'm loving it, how about you? 4mo
RainyDayReading @WhatWouldJaneDo I‘ve seen it pop up sporadically on my feed, but it seems like it‘s captured a lot of us at the same time! I‘m loving it too!! I find myself relating to Cat a little too much at times haha. 4mo
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spirituells
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An exploration of death and the unveiling of life beyond the doors of a crematorium. Caitlin Doughty, a real life mortician respectfully approaches difficult subjects with grace and humour and pushes away some of the barriers that separate us from our own mortality.

The author has a channel i recommend checking out if the book sounds like your kind of thing, just search 'ask a mortician' on youtube!

wanderinglynn The book sounds interesting. And what pretty stones. 💚 4mo
spirituells @wanderinglynn thanks!!! i love them 😍 4mo
AutumnRLS Read From Here To Eternity and can't wait to read Smoke Gets In Your Eyes. 4mo
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Karisa Great book! I read it last year, and it has really stuck with me. Truly unique point of view. 4mo
Book_Gobbler Nice! Added to the TBR pile! 😊📚 4mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🎈 4mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hope you're enjoying Litsy so far 📖💖 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 4mo
Clwojick Hey! Welcome to Litsy! Hope you‘re loving it so far. Glad to see another graphic novel reader on here 😍 3mo
spirituells @Clwojick thanks! haha yeah i always have a few graphic novels on the go, i'll need to check out your reads to get some recs! 3mo
Clwojick I read a ton last year! I read a lot of them online, so sometimes it‘s like 20 a night. 😀 3mo
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Reviewsbylola Great book! 🔥 4mo
UwannaPublishme Talk about awkward! 😱 4mo
vkois88 This sounds fascinating in a weird way lol 4mo
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flying_monkeys
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Recommended if you loved the HBO series, Six Feet Under, and/or you are curious about what goes on behind the scenes in the death industry nowadays and/or you think death has become too hidden or sanitized in the modern world.

#LitsyAtoZ 5/26

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jdiehr
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A book about death for my Prime Reading pick?? This was so well-written, straight-shooting and, dare I say, funny.

Having lost my mom almost 5 years ago, I had to go through stuff that I really hadn't spent much time thinking about. This book brings much of that to light. I found it both informative and entertaining.

Gaylagal2 I adored this book! It was educational, at times sad and hysterically, laugh out loud funny. I'm hoping she continues to write, maybe even fiction🤔🤓 5mo
jdiehr @Gaylagal2 I think she does have another book out... 5mo
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MStew
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Starting this new read tonight as @trioxin_sematary and my little munchkin Emma watch Toy story 🚀

I've been dying to read this book 😂🤓

#currentread

JamieArc I just finished this and really liked it. I‘ll be thinking about it for a long time. 5mo
jdiehr Currently reading and am enjoying it 👍🏻 5mo
WhatWouldJaneDo This is on my TBR, glad to see others liking it! 5mo
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trioxin_sematary ❤❤ 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I just read this and liked it a lot. Can‘t wait to read her second now! 5mo
Bookish.SAM I really liked this one, way more than I‘d expected. Hope you enjoy! 5mo
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Basement bookseller Destiny recommends Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty. 💀🖤 “Caitlin explains the funeral industry & her experience as a mortician humorously & honestly. She talks about how death has become more sterile & more hastily put away, & since we don‘t talk about it, a lot of the time we aren‘t prepared to manage after-life affairs. She encourages us to think about death because it makes us appreciate life a bit more.” 🖤

Reviewsbylola I really liked this one. ⚰️ 5mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Grab up this book if you want a frank discussion of the decisions family members must make when a loved one dies. Or if you‘d like some history about how funeral and mortuary services evolved in America. It‘s a plus if you‘ve been told you have a morbid sense of humor. Because the author does!

Full review www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2019 #readingwomenchallenge #womaninscience #thatsmortuaryscience
#nonfiction2019 #madeyoulaugh

JamieArc This one‘s waiting at the library for me to pick it up! 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @JamieArc Yay! Hope you like it as much as I did. 6mo
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Wife
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#LitsyWalkers @kaye

This is the 2nd book by this author I‘ve read, and they were both hits. Very frank and respectful, while also entertaining. Really makes you think about our North American traditions surrounding death. 4/5💀s

I took a walk to finish up this audiobook on Thursday, but my phone died so I finished on the way to work Friday. This statue was in a clock repair shop window-the most interesting thing I saw on my walk.

Cinfhen I‘ve been meaning to listen to this book Thanks for putting it back in my radar 6mo
Cinfhen Thanks!! 6mo
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Kaye @wife 💕💕💕💕💕. Glad you got your walk in. Good job. 6mo
Gaylagal2 Loved, loved this book!❤️ 6mo
allureofbeauty I enjoyed this one. 6mo
Wife @allureofbeauty You should also read her newer book that I tagged earlier in comments 🌹 6mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Headed into this one next. So far, it‘s pretty interesting.

Wife I‘m almost done. Really good. I recommend 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Wife Thanks! I‘ll grab it from Scribd. 😎 6mo
sk888888 I liked both of her books! 6mo
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Clare-Dragonfly I really need to read this—I love her YouTube channel! 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Clare-Dragonfly Thanks-I had no idea about the YouTube channel! 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @sk888888 If I like this one by the end, I‘ll dive into her second too. Thanks! 6mo
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Wife
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#ListyWalkers @kaye Didn‘t get a chance for my walk until dark, so I walked a well lit and populated route. I walked in the dark listening to NF about dead bodies. Didn‘t go far. BTW, the LFL had zilch😐.

DivineDiana Love this photo! 6mo
SassyBookworm Beautiful 😍 6mo
Kaye Pretty picture. And good for you, even going after dark. 6mo
BookBabe Ditto what @kaye said! Sounds like a spooky walk! 👻 6mo
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KBlackScan
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Excited for this one! #MortuaryStudent

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katajvmz
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Book 1 of 2019. Really excited to read this one since I read her most recent one (From Here to Eternity) and loved it. Even might‘ve pushed me to look into mortuary school 💀

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parttimedomestic
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1. I had to cheat a little to get a cute Chow Chow meme. (When life gives you lemons you give up and take a nap)
2. My Yeti coffee cup, because I needed another cup this afternoon.
3. Nonfiction/memoir.
4. The last time I ate at a Sonic, but it‘s been a while!
5. Noooooo. I‘ve only done it once and even as tipsy as I was, it was so embarrassing! 🙈

#humpdaypost

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I picked absolutely the worst time to read this book, I think. I‘m liking it, but since I started reading it there have been two deaths in my life and it‘s hitting a little close to home. Anyways, I‘ll try to finish it this week to send it out for #lmpbc . @Trashcanman @bookcollecter @jb72 #groupn
And speaking of #lmpbc, I haven‘t gotten my book back from my last round, @Julie548 is it headed back to me soon? #groupo

Trashcanman No worries I'm behind as well. I'm sorry for your losses. It's completely understandable. 😊❤️ 8mo
jb72 I‘m so sorry for your losses. Definitely do not worry about being behind. I‘m just now finishing up my book today. I‘ve been in a rut. No excuses. Just lazy. 8mo
Julie548 It will be. I‘m done with it. I just got sick right after I finished it and haven‘t mailed it out. I will try to get it out by the end of the week! 8mo
bookcollecter @parttimedomestic oh my I'm so sorry to hear that you have had these issue. Let us know if you need anything 8mo
4thhouseontheleft I‘m so sorry for your losses. 💞 7mo
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YeOldMossBooks
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Hilarious, moving and informative! I‘m a fan of her to begin with and her book was just as good as her YouTube channel. :)

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Whew, I just started my #lmpbc #groupn pick and after just reading Stiff...I may be more morbid than I thought I was. It‘s nice to be able to laugh about death, though. Hopefully my group members will agree! How are y‘all doing on your picks? @jb72 @Trashcanman @bookcollecter

Trashcanman I haven't started, so do we just all use a different color highlighter or make notes on a different page? 8mo
parttimedomestic @Trashcanman yeah, just mark up your own book while you read it and everyone will use a different color to differentiate between readers. Or you could send along a journal with the book for notes if you wish, a few people in my last group did that! 8mo
Trashcanman Thanks, nice picture BTW. Stiff was a great book. 8mo
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bookcollecter I may send a journal with mine, but I also left an introduction to you all on the blank page about the use of intials possibly next to each comment 8mo
bookcollecter I've been using a pencil btw, buy gonna go start a notebook to go along with it 8mo
bookcollecter @parttimedomestic I have a book called #Spook which is also by #MaryRoach the author if #Stiff 8mo
jb72 Stiff was a good book. I started my book a few days ago and plan to finish it today (it‘s short). I actually bought sticky notes to make my notes, but feel free to write in the book or whatever works for you. @Trashcanman @parttimedomestic @bookcollecter 8mo
parttimedomestic @bookcollecter I haven‘t read that one, I really enjoyed Gulp though! 8mo
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DAY 4: For #BurningBride, I‘m going with the “corpse is on fire” lyric. This book opened my eyes to how messed up and money-hungry the US funeral industry is. And it solidified my desire to be cremated. 🔥

#NoFemmeber

📷: Caitlin Doughty

Tex2Flo Absolutely loved this book! Learned a lot and made a distinct change in my end-of-life plans. (edited) 9mo
Cathythoughts I don‘t know this... but it looks great 👍🏻 9mo
britt_brooke @Tex I learned so much from this book. I‘ve lost 2 grandparents since reading it and, at both funerals, I couldn‘t help but think about the process behind the scenes. I know that‘s morbid, but so is the process. Its such a weird industry. 9mo
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britt_brooke @Cathythoughts It‘s a pretty weird read, but really informative. I definitely recommend it! 9mo
erzascarletbookgasm From the blurb, sounds interesting! 9mo
Cinfhen Another great choice for #NonFictionNovember and what a fascinating concept for a book. 9mo
SkeletonKey Just finished this book yesterday, can‘t believe it took so long for me to pick it up. 9mo
Kappadeemom Is it gross? Will I have to cover my eyes? 9mo
britt_brooke @erzascarletbookgasm It‘s an interesting one for sure! 9mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Thanks! It‘s a really interesting read. 9mo
britt_brooke @SkeletonKey It‘s such an weird and fascinating read. Have to read her other book? I liked this one more, but it‘s an interesting look into other customs. 9mo
britt_brooke @Kappadeemom Some parts are a bit cringeworthy, but not too gross. 9mo
Billypar I feel like this could be a companion read with Mary Roach's Stiff- one I've put on hold and then chickened out on when it became available 😳 9mo
JennyM I bet this is fascinating!!! 9mo
SkeletonKey @britt_brooke - I‘m starting her other one next. 9mo
britt_brooke @Billypar I read them back to back! 😆 But, once Mary Roach started talking about maggots, I started skimming. 🤢 9mo
britt_brooke @JennyM It really is! And it‘s oddly entertaining, too. Doughty‘s an interesting personality. It‘s a great read! 9mo
britt_brooke @SkeletonKey Oh good - hope you enjoy! 9mo
Billypar @britt_brooke Ha- that's too funny--a morbid double feature to say the least! Yeah, not sure how I'll do with the maggots 🤢 9mo
vivastory This was very informative, fascinating & to echo others in the thread, it made me finalize my funeral arrangements (also cremated). 9mo
britt_brooke @vivastory I really appreciated Doughty‘s candor. Our funeral industry and normal customs creep me out. I don‘t need anyone pinning my dead eyelids closed. Holy hell. (edited) 9mo
vivastory There should be an emoji for that 😬😂 9mo
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shaynarae
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October was a very light reading month for me for some reason: 3 📚, 2 🎧. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes was probably my favorite this month, followed by the Merry Spinster. #monthlystats #octoberwrapup

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SkeletonKey
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Diner reading.

Today‘s my birthday and I‘m mostly hanging out in cemeteries.

#rva

Augustdana Happy birthday! but also I really wanna read this 9mo
DivineDiana Wishing you a fabulous year filled with books and joy! 🎉🎂📚 9mo
kathedron Happy birthday! 📚🎂 9mo
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Readingismyescape Happy Birthday!🎈 9mo
Craftylikefox Happy Birthday!! 🎉🎊🎂 9mo
teebe Happy Birthday! 9mo
bookcollecter Hope you had a great birthday! 9mo
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Starting up... Smoke Gets In Your Eyes and Other Lessons from the Crematory.

I think about death ...a lot. Maybe it‘s a product of not feeling like I‘m living fully or something, I don‘t know, but it really is a terrible preoccupation. I like to read this kind of stuff to demystify it though. It helps.

#theorderofthegooddeath #thegooddeath

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bloodychamber
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Ask A Mortician is my favorite YouTube channel and this did not disappoint!

bookcollecter @parttimedomestic @jb72 @Trashcanman if any of you want to check out the author's YouTube channel 9mo
jb72 @bookcollecter Wow! I‘ll be checking that out this week too. Thanks! 9mo
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shaynarae
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I really enjoyed this book so much! It was delightful (morbidly, I suppose) in a way that very much reminded me of Stiff by Mary Roach. I almost went to mortuary school after high school, so this book was extra satisfying for me in a way that felt like a glimpse down a path not chosen. I would definitely read more by Caitlin Doughty and am interested in checking out her projects.

RachLovesTV I'll have to check this one out! Stiff is one of my favorite books, and one I still recommend to people (who often look at me strangely while I try to explain it poorly). 9mo
KingTheo I loved both this and Stiff. 9mo
ClairesReads Great review- I loved this one too! 9mo
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SkeletonKey
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I have an updated, massive stack for #screamathon featuring mostly women as well as a few LGBTQA titles!

I won‘t get through all of these but I‘m definitely going to give it a good try.

#horror #spoopy #halloween #october

@4thhouseontheleft

4thhouseontheleft 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 10mo
ohyeahthatgirl Great stack. Bending the Landscape sounds really good! 10mo
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SkeletonKey @ohyeahthatgirl - I‘ve been meaning to read it forever! There‘s a sci fi and a fantasy collection too. 10mo
ohyeahthatgirl Nightmare Magazine has something similar called Queers Destroy Horror which was so good. 10mo
SkeletonKey @ohyeahthatgirl - 😮 I must look that one up now! 10mo
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Moray_Reads
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A brilliant and worthy book. (Darkly) funny, moving and truly revelatory Doughty confronts death and our attitudes as she tells the story of her career in the death business. Death has always terrified me and many of her stories really hit home. I'm not saying she had all the answers (and nor is she) but her questions need asking and the misconceptions about death, some perpetrated by the industry, are horrifying and damaging.

Emilymdxn My friend recommended me this just last week I really wanna read it! 10mo
LeahBergen I recently bought this. 👍🏻 10mo
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SwedePea
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#agameoffavorites

Caitlin Doughty!! A mortician/author/death-positive activist, her books are informative, well-researched, and fun to read :)

jmofo I have this book at home. It looks like such a good read! I‘ve been waiting for cooler weather to snuggle in a blanket with it! 12mo
SwedePea @jmofo It's a great read! I hope you like it as much as I did :) 12mo
jmofo Have you read Making an Exit? A friend gave it to me after my mom died and it was super interesting and gave me a lot to think about. 12mo
SwedePea @jmofo No I haven't, but I just added it to my tbr pile! Thank you for the rec! 12mo
KateFulfordAuthor @SwedePea If you‘re in the mood for a sassy & funny narrator, may I recommend my debut? Check the link in the bio for all the info you need. 11mo
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Nniferk
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I absolutely loved this book. I worked in the funeral industry and she definitely doesn‘t hold back! Very good read and not so gruesome as some would think.

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DyAnne
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Went to the indie bookstores in Manzanita and Cannon Beach, OR. I love the PNW.

Reviewsbylola Smoke Gets In Your Eyes is really good. 12mo
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Hooked_on_books
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I‘ve been meaning to read this since it was published and it did not disappoint! It proves that a book about death can be delightful. Doughty shares her experiences in the death industry in an interesting and entertaining way. A great read.

#dogsofLitsy #Bindi

suvata Awww .... that puppy 🐶 12mo
vivastory I loved this one 12mo
Quirkybookworm How could I not fall in love with the puppy!!😍❤️😍❤️ 12mo
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Kmmsellers How cute! 12mo
keithmalek Put the book down and pay attention to the adorable pupster! 12mo
Soubhiville Hi Bindi! 12mo
BookMaven407 Such a good book and 🐶💕 12mo
SledgeReader Cuteness! 12mo
jillannjohn Sweet puppy! 12mo
britt_brooke What a cutie! 💚🐾 And I really enjoyed this book. Completely changed the way I view the US funeral industry. 12mo
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I‘m just getting started on this one…and here‘s a gratuitous puppy belly picture, as requested by @cathysaid

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Soubhiville Oh my gosh the speckles! Does she still have puppy breath? How old is she ? How‘d you find her? 💜💜💜 12mo
Hooked_on_books @Soubhiville She‘s 8 weeks old. One of the medical assistants at work had a litter. She‘s adorable except when she‘s being piranha puppy. 12mo
Oryx Love a pink puppy belly 🐕😊 12mo
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Soubhiville I‘m so happy for you! Puppies are so much fun, even the piranha part. A lot of work too, but so worth it! 12mo
cathysaid Yay!!! I ❤️ puppy bellies. They make me happy. Thanks! 12mo
Ddzmini I had to really look at your picture because at first I saw the dog and just a bump by the dogs head The I saw it was a toe 😝🤣🤣🤣 12mo
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This is a well-written and fascinating, and also funny book. Yes, it's about death, but the author's humour and attitude keep it from becoming sad or depressing. It's a memoir of the author's experiences working at crematoriums and funeral homes, and as student studying mortuary science. It is also interspersed with interesting information on different cultures' views of death and their associated rituals.