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倫 Many Ƽ Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory 飯 E-Pub Author Caitlin Doughty אַ

倫 Many Ƽ Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory  飯 E-Pub Author Caitlin Doughty אַ 倫 Many Ƽ Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory 飯 E-Pub Author Caitlin Doughty אַ A zingy, fresh and possibly even important book about death This book might change your life Evening Standard br br Upbeat, brave and brilliantly, morbidly curious Important and timely Sunday Times br br A well researched, beautifully observed book and Doughty is a convincing and impassioned advocate for changes in our cultural attitudes towards death There s much to enjoy in this thoughtful, unflinching and highly entertaining memoir Observer br br Absolutely and utterly life affirming Nothing is off limits And yet all of it is written with the utmost respect There are many moments that moved me Doughty s language is full of the notion of care Scotsman br br Funny but not flippant, sometimes painful, but rightly so, and always compelling Literary Review br br Frank philosophical engaging and even wicked New York Times br br Acerbic, hilarious, and thoughtful Doughty s feisty but lovable personality shines through, and that would be enough for a decent memoir, but she does so much here The author uses her own life as a jumping off point in this beautifully crafted piece of writing, dovetailing her own observations with the work of psychologists, literary figures, industry professionals, philosophers, and religious leaders to argue coherently and convincingly that the impersonal, big business model of the funeral industry is robbing us of a vital component of the human experience She argues that only by facing our mortality and becoming intimate with the idea of death can we live our lives to the fullest, and it s hard to argue with her Independent br br Eye opening, cringe inducing, often hilarious, occasionally haunting, always insightful DAVID EAGLEMAN br br Caitlin Doughty blows a huge matter of fact hole in the grim curtain of silence surrounding the death industry and what a blessed relief that is This book absolutely must be read, if only to remind all of us that exercise, organic food and plastic surgery only work up to a point Doughty is my kind of death crusader compassionate, unblinking and very, very funny MEG ROSOFF br br Caitlin Doughty is not what I imagine a funeral director to be she is funny, young and enthusiastic, the same characteristics that infuse her memoir Sunday Times br br Strange and funny It may well blow your mind wide open Flavorwire br br Doughty s sincere, hilarious, and perhaps life altering memoir is a must read for anyone who plans on dying Booklist br br Arresting refreshing riveting Grazia br br Timely, funny, honest and interesting, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes is an enormously helpful contribution to the current taboo breaking debate about death Virginia Ironside br br With the dark wit you might expect from an undertaker and the compassion and insight you might not, strong storytelling and vivid descriptions, she displays a protective mechanism that the psychologists seem to have forgotten humour New Scientist br br Brave and fascinating unusually funny Daily Mail br br A death changing book It is impossible not to be inspired by Doughty s commitment to her cause The Times br br Often funny yet never irreverentA highly unusual memoir a manifesto for how to live and die better Caitlin, with her no nonsense style and absolute single mindedness plus a healthy dose of goth sensibility, bravely shows that death is nothing to be afraid of Twin Magazine Twin MagazineTruly riveting this funerally forthright book rings with life and dead pan humour Having read her brilliant contribution to the death debate, I m with her all the way to the cremation chamber and I d let her push the button Bookseller, Book of the Month BooksellerMorbid 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 lifes 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: And Other Lessons from the Crematory

    • Format Kindle
    • 281 pages
    • 倫 Many Ƽ Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory 飯 E-Pub Author Caitlin Doughty אַ
    • Caitlin Doughty
    • Anglais
    • 2016-02-24T18:47+03:00
    • 2.2
    • 1288

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