Smoke Gets in Your Eyes  And Other Lessons from the Crematory Book
Score: 4
From 43 Ratings

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes And Other Lessons from the Crematory


  • Author : Caitlin Doughty
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2014-09-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393245950

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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes And Other Lessons from the Crematory Excerpt :

"Morbid and illuminating" (Entertainment Weekly)—a young mortician goes behind the scenes of her curious profession. 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).

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes Book
Score: 4
From 43 Ratings

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes


  • Author : Caitlin Doughty
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release Date : 2015-04-16
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782111047

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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes Excerpt :

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'Unforgettable . . . a hilarious, poignant and impassioned plea to revolutionise our attitudes to death' Gavin Francis, Guardian From her first day at Westwind Cremation & Burial, twenty-three-year-old Caitlin Doughty threw herself into her curious new profession. Coming face-to-face with the very thing we go to great lengths to avoid thinking about she started to wonder about the lives of those she cremated and the mourning families they left behind, and found herself confounded by people's erratic reactions to death. Exploring our death rituals - and those of other cultures - she pleads the case for healthier attitudes around death and dying. Full of bizarre encounters, gallows humour and vivid characters (both living and very dead), this illuminating account makes this otherwise terrifying subject inviting and fascinating.

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes Book
Score: 4
From 42 Ratings

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes


  • Author : Caitlin Doughty
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release Date : 2015-10-27
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393351903

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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes Excerpt :

"Morbid and illuminating" (Entertainment Weekly)—a young mortician goes behind the scenes of her curious profession. 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).

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes Book

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes


  • Author : John Goddard
  • Publisher : Vanguard Press
  • Release Date : 2021-09-30
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 1800160372

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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes Excerpt :

Many familiar faces... and some new ones. Although life at the college appears to continue as normal, there is great disturbance below the surface. A new deputy is a disturbing influence, as is his wife. Doug Anderson is one of many seeking to escape - but one retired teacher unexpectedly returns. In college life, nothing is quite what it seems: wherever you look, smoke gets in your eyes! Continuing the story begun in Conversations, with Clocks, Smoke gets in your Eyes sustains a clear, sympathetic and shrewd analysis of the lives and aspirations of those thrown together in a close school environment.

From Here to Eternity  Traveling the World to Find the Good Death Book
Score: 4
From 24 Ratings

From Here to Eternity Traveling the World to Find the Good Death


  • Author : Caitlin Doughty
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2017-10-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393249903

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From Here to Eternity Traveling the World to Find the Good Death Excerpt :

A New York Times and Los Angeles Times Bestseller “Doughty chronicles [death] practices with tenderheartedness, a technician’s fascination, and an unsentimental respect for grief.” —Jill Lepore, The New Yorker Fascinated by our pervasive fear of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty embarks on a global expedition to discover how other cultures care for the dead. From Zoroastrian sky burials to wish-granting Bolivian skulls, she investigates the world’s funerary customs and expands our sense of what it means to treat the dead with dignity. Her account questions the rituals of the American funeral industry—especially chemical embalming—and suggests that the most effective traditions are those that allow mourners to personally attend to the body of the deceased. Exquisitely illustrated by artist Landis Blair, From Here to Eternity is an adventure into the morbid unknown, a fascinating tour through the unique ways people everywhere confront mortality.

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes Book

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes


  • Author : Lutz Bacher
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Appropriation (Art)
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 0981544908

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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes Book

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes


  • Author : Michael Thibodeau
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2000-01-01
  • Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Pages : 143
  • ISBN 10 : 0789206404

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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes Excerpt :

"For more than a hundred years, the cigarette industry has hired some of the world's cleverest designers to make smoking appeal to as many different types of men and women in as many different cultures as possible." "The introduction traces the interwoven history of cigarettes and their packaging, from the earliest hand-rolled smokes preferred by soldiers, sailors, and bohemians to the latest trendy pack adopted by the young and terminally hip. History in the larger sense intersects in unexpected ways, with brands posi tioned to help win wars, glorify local dictators, and immortalize the masses. Thematic chapters ranging from Orientalism to Snob Appeal to Cigarette Indians survey the different categories of designs favored over the years as well as chronicling not only such famous campaigns as the Marlboro Man and Joe Camel but also such lesser-known oddities as Fems, Fez, and Wooden-Kimona Nails."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Dying and Death in Canada  Third Edition Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Dying and Death in Canada Third Edition


  • Author : Herbert C. Northcott
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2016-07-07
  • Genre: Bereavement
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442634565

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Dying and Death in Canada Third Edition Excerpt :

"Dying and Death in Canada offers a comprehensive discussion of dying, death, and bereavement from a Canadian perspective. The third edition has been thoroughly updated and several new topics have been added, including assisted suicide and active euthanasia, end of life care, emerging trends in funerary practices, and changing conceptualizations and interventions in the grieving process. A glossary has also been added along with end-of-chapter review questions and an appendix listing recent and seminal movies, television programs, documentary films, and other visual media sources dealing with dying and death. The new edition includes 22 black and white photos, 4 figures, and 3 tables."--

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs   And Other Questions About Dead Bodies Book
Score: 4
From 17 Ratings

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs And Other Questions About Dead Bodies


  • Author : Caitlin Doughty
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2019-09-10
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393652710

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Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs And Other Questions About Dead Bodies Excerpt :

New York Times Bestseller Winner of a Goodreads Choice Award “Funny, dark, and at times stunningly existential.” —Marianne Eloise, Guardian Everyone has questions about death. In Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?, best-selling author and mortician Caitlin Doughty answers the most intriguing questions she’s ever received about what happens to our bodies when we die. In a brisk, informative, and morbidly funny style, Doughty explores everything from ancient Egyptian death rituals and the science of skeletons to flesh-eating insects and the proper depth at which to bury your pet if you want Fluffy to become a mummy. Now featuring an interview with a clinical expert on discussing these issues with young people—the source of some of our most revealing questions about death—Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? confronts our common fear of dying with candid, honest, and hilarious facts about what awaits the body we leave behind.

Rest in Pieces Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Rest in Pieces


  • Author : Bess Lovejoy
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-01-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451655001

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Rest in Pieces Excerpt :

"IN THE LONG RUN, WE'RE ALL DEAD. But for some of the most influential figures in history, death marked the start of a new adventure. The famous deceased have been stolen, burned, sold, pickled, frozen, stuffed, impersonated, and even filed away in a lawyer's office. Their fingers, teeth, toes, arms, legs, skulls, hearts, lungs, and nether regions have embarked on voyages that crisscross the globe and stretch the imagination. Counterfeiters tried to steal Lincoln's corpse. Einstein's brain went on a cross-country road trip. And after Lord Horatio Nelson perished at Trafalgar, his sailors submerged him in brandy--which they drank. From Mozart to Hitler, Rest in Pieces connects the lives of the famous dead to the hilarious and horrifying adventures of their corpses, and traces the evolution of cultural attitudes toward death"--Back cover.

The Coleman Hawkins Collection  Songbook  Book

The Coleman Hawkins Collection Songbook


  • Author : Coleman Hawkins
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Release Date : 2003-12-01
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476886091

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The Coleman Hawkins Collection Songbook Excerpt :

(Artist Transcriptions). One of the founding fathers of jazz sax, Coleman Hawkins blazed the trail for future generations of saxophonists. This collection features note-for-note tenor sax transcriptions for 16 highlights from Hawkins' vast repertoire, including: April in Paris * Body and Soul * Flyin' Hawk * Honeysuckle Rose * The Man I Love * Mood Indigo * Picasso * Rifftide * Self Portrait (Of the Bean) * Stuffy * You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To * and more. Features a bio and a newly updated discography, complete with notes about the recordings (date, location, players, original issue info, etc.).

The Cigarette Century Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

The Cigarette Century


  • Author : Allan Brandt
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2009-01-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786721900

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From agriculture to big business, from medicine to politics, The Cigarette Century is the definitive account of how smoking came to be so deeply implicated in our culture, science, policy, and law. No product has been so heavily promoted or has become so deeply entrenched in American consciousness. The Cigarette Century shows in striking detail how one ephemeral (and largely useless) product came to play such a dominant role in so many aspects of our lives—and deaths.

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs  Book
Score: 4
From 17 Ratings

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs


  • Author : Caitlin Doughty
  • Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Release Date : 2020-09-22
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 1474613411

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Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs Excerpt :

What happens if someone dies on a plane? Can we give Grandma a Viking funeral? Why don't animals dig up all the graves? Will my hair keep growing in my coffin after I'm buried? Every day, funeral director Caitlin Doughty receives dozens of questions about death. In this book she offers factual, hilarious and candid answers to thirty-five of the most interesting questions posed by her youngest fans, sharing the lore and science of what happens to, and inside, our bodies after we die. Why do corpses groan? What causes bodies to turn strange colours during decomposition? and why do hair and nails appear longer after death? The answers are all within . . .

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes Book

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes


  • Author : Jill Churchill
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2013-08-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 0060734612

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Quackery Book
Score: 4
From 21 Ratings

Quackery


  • Author : Lydia Kang
  • Publisher : Workman Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2017-10-17
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781523501854

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Quackery Excerpt :

What won’t we try in our quest for perfect health, beauty, and the fountain of youth? Well, just imagine a time when doctors prescribed morphine for crying infants. When liquefied gold was touted as immortality in a glass. And when strychnine—yes, that strychnine, the one used in rat poison—was dosed like Viagra. Looking back with fascination, horror, and not a little dash of dark, knowing humor, Quackery recounts the lively, at times unbelievable, history of medical misfires and malpractices. Ranging from the merely weird to the outright dangerous, here are dozens of outlandish, morbidly hilarious “treatments”—conceived by doctors and scientists, by spiritualists and snake oil salesmen (yes, they literally tried to sell snake oil)—that were predicated on a range of cluelessness, trial and error, and straight-up scams. With vintage illustrations, photographs, and advertisements throughout, Quackery seamlessly combines macabre humor with science and storytelling to reveal an important and disturbing side of the ever-evolving field of medicine.