Brilliant Book Titles #69

♫They said some day you’ll find / All who love are blind / When you heart’s on fire / You must realize /Smoke gets in your eyes♫

smoke-gets-in-your-eyes

You can reserve a copy online at South Dublin Libraries’ catalogue here.

Blurb:
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.

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