Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes in an interesting look at what goes on behind the scene's of a crematorium.

Doughty is an excellent story teller and gives an interesting historical account on embalming. She gives insight into the way different cultures handle death and the current funeral traditions in, America.

Caitlin doesn't hold back. There will be moments that break your heart (such as the cremation of babies) and moments that make you realize that the cremation process is nothing like you ever imagined. It is dirty, awkward and sometimes a little funny.

Expect some squeamish moments, human bodies are messy and dead ones are the messiest especially if decomposition has set in.

This read is oddly fascinating and clears up questions you didn't know you had!

Grade: A



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