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ISBN-10: 0393351904
ISBN-13: 9780393351903
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date: 09/28/2015
Dimensions: 8.20" L, 5.50" W, 0.70" H

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

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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).

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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
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Details

ISBN-10: 0393351904
ISBN-13: 9780393351903
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date: 09/28/2015
Dimensions: 8.20" L, 5.50" W, 0.70" H
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