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  • Smoke Gets in your Eyes

  • And Other Lessons from the Crematorium
  • By: Caitlin Doughty
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Doughty
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
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From her first day at Westwind Cremation & Burial, 23-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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So insightful and genuine

  • By Anonymous User on 13-03-2019

So insightful and genuine

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Reviewed: 13-03-2019

This was a really wonderful book. Caitlin narrated it so well it felt like I was really there with her experiencing and feeling what she was feeling, never a dull moment. I especially love how much I learnt from this book, from where our bodies go when we die to what it’s like working around so much death daily. Its a great book full of personal and genuine stories. Loved it.

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