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Read online From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death The best selling author of em Smoke Gets in Your Eyes em expands our sense of what it means to treat the dead with dignity .

Fascinated by our pervasive terror of dead bodies mortician Caitlin Doughty set out to discover how other cultures care for their dead In rural Indonesia she observes a man clean and dress his grandfather s mummified body Grandpa s mummy has lived in the family home for two years where the family has maintained a warm and respectful relationship She meets Bolivian natitas cigarette smoking wish granting human skulls and introduces us to a Japanese kotsuage in which relatives use chopsticks to pluck their loved ones bones from cremation ashes With curiosity and morbid humor Doughty encounters vividly decomposed bodies and participates in compelling powerful death practices almost entirely unknown in America Featuring Gorey esque illustrations by artist Landis Blair From Here to Eternity introduces death care innovators researching green burial and body composting explores new spaces for mourning including a glowing Buddha columbarium in Japan and America s only open air pyre and reveals unexpected new possibilities for our own death rituals .

A New York Times Bestselle by Caitlin Doughty

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From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death
Title:From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death
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ISBN:0393249891
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Number of Pages:272
Category:Non fiction, Death, Travel, Science, History
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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory, From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death
The best selling author of em Smoke Gets in Your Eyes em expands our sense of what it means to treat the dead with dignity br br Fascinated by our pervasive terror of dead bodies mortician Caitlin Doughty set out to discover how other cultures care for their dead In rural Indonesia she observes a man clean and dress his grandfather s mummified body Grandpa s mummy has lived in the family home for two years where the family has maintained a warm and respectful relationship She meets Bolivian natitas cigarette smoking wish granting human skulls and introduces us to a Japanese kotsuage in which relatives use chopsticks to pluck their loved ones bones from cremation ashes With curiosity and morbid humor Doughty encounters vividly decomposed bodies and participates in compelling powerful death practices almost entirely unknown in America Featuring Gorey esque illustrations by artist Landis Blair From Here to Eternity introduces death care innovators researching green burial and body composting explores new spaces for mourning including a glowing Buddha columbarium in Japan and America s only open air pyre and reveals unexpected new possibilities for our own death rituals br br A New York Times Bestseller, 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 br br em Smoke Gets in Your Eyes em 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 br br 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 br br 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