Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes And Other Lessons From The Crematory

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes And Other Lessons From The Crematory

"Morbid and illuminating" (Entertainment Weekly)—a young mortician goes behind the scenes of her curious profession. 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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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Caitlin Doughty
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2014-09-15
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9780393245950


Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

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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Genre : Social Science
Author : Caitlin Doughty
Publisher : Canongate Books
Release : 2015-04-16
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9781782111047


Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Morbid and illuminating (Entertainment Weekly) a young mortician goes behind the scenes of her curious profession."

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Author : Caitlin Doughty
Publisher : W. W. Norton
Release : 2015-09
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 0393351904


Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

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Author : Stephen Done
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Release : 2007
Total Pages : 277 Pages
ISBN : 1904109179


Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

"For more than a hundred years, the cigarette industry has hired some of the world's cleverest designers to make smoking appeal to as many different types of men and women in as many different cultures as possible." "The introduction traces the interwoven history of cigarettes and their packaging, from the earliest hand-rolled smokes preferred by soldiers, sailors, and bohemians to the latest trendy pack adopted by the young and terminally hip. History in the larger sense intersects in unexpected ways, with brands posi tioned to help win wars, glorify local dictators, and immortalize the masses. Thematic chapters ranging from Orientalism to Snob Appeal to Cigarette Indians survey the different categories of designs favored over the years as well as chronicling not only such famous campaigns as the Marlboro Man and Joe Camel but also such lesser-known oddities as Fems, Fez, and Wooden-Kimona Nails."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
Author : Michael Thibodeau
Publisher :
Release : 2000-01-01
Total Pages : 143 Pages
ISBN : 0789206404


Rest In Pieces

Rest In Pieces

A “marvelously macabre” (Kirkus Reviews) history of the bizarre afterlives of corpses of the celebrated and notorious dead. For some of the most influential figures in history, death marked the start of a new adventure. The famous deceased have been stolen, burned, sold, pickled, frozen, stuffed, impersonated, and even filed away in a lawyer’s office. Their fingers, teeth, toes, arms, legs, skulls, hearts, lungs, and nether regions have embarked on voyages that crisscross the globe and stretch the imagination. Counterfeiters tried to steal Lincoln’s corpse. Einstein’s brain went on a cross-country road trip. And after Lord Horatio Nelson perished at Trafalgar, his sailors submerged him in brandy—which they drank. From Alexander the Great to Elvis Presley, and from Beethoven to Dorothy Parker, Rest in Pieces connects the lives of the famous dead to the hilarious and horrifying adventures of their corpses, and traces the evolution of cultural attitudes toward death.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Bess Lovejoy
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-01-05
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9781451655001


The Jazz Standards

The Jazz Standards

An introduction for new fans, a useful handbook for jazz enthusiasts and performers, and an important reference for students and educators, this second edition of Ted Gioia's The Jazz Standards--now updated by popular demand-- belongs on the shelf of every serious jazz lover or musician.

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Genre : Music
Author : TED. GIOIA
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2021
Total Pages : 608 Pages
ISBN : 9780190087173


Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

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Author : Nascha Joli
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Release : 2018-09-29
Total Pages : 693 Pages
ISBN : 1732729417


My Grandfather S Gallery

My Grandfather S Gallery

A singular man in the history of modern art, betrayed by Vichy, is the subject of this riveting family memoir On September 20, 1940, one of the most famous European art dealers disembarked in New York, one of hundreds of Jewish refugees fleeing Vichy France. Leaving behind his beloved Paris gallery, Paul Rosenberg had managed to save his family, but his paintings—modern masterpieces by Cézanne, Monet, Sisley, and others—were not so fortunate. As he fled, dozens of works were seized by Nazi forces and the art dealer's own legacy was eradicated. More than half a century later, Anne Sinclair uncovered a box filled with letters. "Curious in spite of myself," she writes, "I plunged into these archives, in search of the story of my family. To find out who my mother's father really was . . . a man hailed as a pioneer in the world of modern art, who then became a pariah in his own country during the Second World War. I was overcome with a desire to fit together the pieces of this French story of art and war." Drawing on her grandfather's intimate correspondence with Picasso, Matisse, Braque, and others, Sinclair takes us on a personal journey through the life of a legendary member of the Parisian art scene in My Grandfather's Gallery. Rosenberg's story is emblematic of millions of Jews, rich and poor, whose lives were indelibly altered by World War II. Sinclair's journey to reclaim her family history paints a picture of modern art on both sides of the Atlantic between the 1920s and 1950s that reframes twentieth-century art history.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Anne Sinclair
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 2014-09-16
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9780374711795


Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs

Best-selling author and mortician Caitlin Doughty answers real questions from kids about death, dead bodies, and decomposition.

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Genre : Humor
Author : Caitlin Doughty
Publisher : Thorndike Press Large Print
Release : 2020-01-08
Total Pages : 348 Pages
ISBN : 1432872273