From Here to Eternity

  • Type: Books
  • By: Caitlin Doughty
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Non-Fiction
  • Recommended by: Erin O.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780393249897
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A macabre travelogue on how different cultures view death

After reading Caitlin Doughty's first book, 'Smoke Gets In Your Eyes,' I made sure to be first in line for her second book, 'From Here to Eternity.' I was not disappointed. You'll learn about ways in which different cultures view death and care for the deceased (please give my body a sky burial once I've kicked the bucket). It is also a smart critique of the American funeral industry. This book really drives home just how removed our society is from the death process. Landis Blair's art compliments the book perfectly with his haunting ink illustrations. Even with such a macabre subject manner, this wonderful book is filled humor and dignity. I only wish it had been longer.