From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death
By Caitlin Doughty
Why this book?
I liked Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, mortician Caitlin Doughty's first book. It was breezy and fun, with the same sense of humor as her Ask A Mortician videos. In From Here to Eternity, her quest for the one right way to respectfully handle the dead broadens into an exploration of all the ways people around the world commemorate their loved ones and deal with their remains. Caitlin crisscrosses the globe, trying to understand what the dead mean to us and how we can keep their memories alive. There's a lot to think about -- and a lot of comfort -- here.
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