Smoke Gets in Your Eyes And Other Lessons from the Crematory

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes  And Other Lessons from the Crematory
Author: Caitlin Doughty
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-09-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780393245950

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"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).

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Author: Caitlin Doughty
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-04-16
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781782111047

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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.

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Author: Caitlin Doughty
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-09
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 0393351904

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

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Author: John Goddard
Publsiher: Vanguard Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2021-09-30
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1800160372

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Many familiar faces... and some new ones. Although life at the college appears to continue as normal, there is great disturbance below the surface. A new deputy is a disturbing influence, as is his wife. Doug Anderson is one of many seeking to escape - but one retired teacher unexpectedly returns. In college life, nothing is quite what it seems: wherever you look, smoke gets in your eyes! Continuing the story begun in Conversations, with Clocks, Smoke gets in your Eyes sustains a clear, sympathetic and shrewd analysis of the lives and aspirations of those thrown together in a close school environment.

From Here to Eternity Traveling the World to Find the Good Death

From Here to Eternity  Traveling the World to Find the Good Death
Author: Caitlin Doughty
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-10-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780393249903

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A New York Times and Los Angeles Times Bestseller “Doughty chronicles [death] practices with tenderheartedness, a technician’s fascination, and an unsentimental respect for grief.” —Jill Lepore, The New Yorker Fascinated by our pervasive fear of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty embarks on a global expedition to discover how other cultures care for the dead. From Zoroastrian sky burials to wish-granting Bolivian skulls, she investigates the world’s funerary customs and expands our sense of what it means to treat the dead with dignity. Her account questions the rituals of the American funeral industry—especially chemical embalming—and suggests that the most effective traditions are those that allow mourners to personally attend to the body of the deceased. Exquisitely illustrated by artist Landis Blair, From Here to Eternity is an adventure into the morbid unknown, a fascinating tour through the unique ways people everywhere confront mortality.

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Author: Lutz Bacher,Amanda Parmer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2008
Genre: Appropriation (Art)
ISBN: 0981544908

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The Jazz Standards

The Jazz Standards
Author: Ted Gioia
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2021-08-18
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9780190087203

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An updated new edition of Ted Gioia's acclaimed compendium of jazz standards, featuring 15 additional selections, hundreds of additional recommended tracks, and enhancements and additions on almost every page. Since the first edition of The Jazz Standards was published in 2012, author Ted Gioia has received almost non-stop feedback and suggestions from the passionate global community of jazz enthusiasts and performers requesting crucial additions and corrections to the book. In this second edition, Gioia expands the scope of the book to include more songs, and features new recordings by rising contemporary artists. The Jazz Standards is an essential comprehensive guide to some of the most important jazz compositions, telling the story of more than 250 key jazz songs and providing a listening guide to more than 2,000 recordings. The fan who wants to know more about a tune heard at the club or on the radio will find this book indispensable. Musicians who play these songs night after night will find it to be a handy guide, as it outlines the standards' history and significance and tells how they have been performed by different generations of jazz artists. Students learning about jazz standards will find it to be a go-to reference work for these cornerstones of the repertoire. This book is a unique resource, a browser's companion, and an invaluable introduction to the art form.

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Author: Michael Thibodeau,Jana Martin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 143
Release: 2000-01-01
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
ISBN: 0789206404

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"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

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs And Other Questions About Dead Bodies

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs   And Other Questions About Dead Bodies
Author: Caitlin Doughty
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-09-10
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780393652710

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New York Times Bestseller Winner of a Goodreads Choice Award “Funny, dark, and at times stunningly existential.” —Marianne Eloise, Guardian Everyone has questions about death. In Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?, best-selling author and mortician Caitlin Doughty answers the most intriguing questions she’s ever received about what happens to our bodies when we die. In a brisk, informative, and morbidly funny style, Doughty explores everything from ancient Egyptian death rituals and the science of skeletons to flesh-eating insects and the proper depth at which to bury your pet if you want Fluffy to become a mummy. Now featuring an interview with a clinical expert on discussing these issues with young people—the source of some of our most revealing questions about death—Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? confronts our common fear of dying with candid, honest, and hilarious facts about what awaits the body we leave behind.

Rest in Pieces

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

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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.

Kiasunomics 2 Economic Insights For Everyday Life

Kiasunomics 2  Economic Insights For Everyday Life
Author: Sumit Agarwal,Swee Hoon Ang,Tien Foo Sing
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-08-27
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9789811217111

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Have you ever wondered how one can save from taxi rides during surge pricing? Why you would shop more under sunny weather? What effects does a bankrupt neighbour have on residents living in the estate? How do people perceive risks during the coronavirus pandemic? Kiasunomics©2 explores these issues and more in a light-hearted and easy-to-understand manner, by showing the economic ramifications of individual choices through the lens of Teng, the protagonist of this book, and his family and friends. Based on research from the National University of Singapore, the book explains the influences and consequences of the decisions made by all of us, using simple economic logic.This sequel to , a finalist at the Singapore Book Awards 2018, fast forwards a couple of years and follows Teng in his mid-career as a taxi driver. Ferrying passengers for a living, Teng has to grapple with challenges arising from ride hailing services. As one of the breadwinners in a three-generation household, Teng's ability to make wise financial decisions in a fast-changing world becomes increasingly important in attaining his dream of moving his family up the socio-economic ladder.This book covers hot and timely topics, which include: falling prices of old Housing and Development Board flats, rising land prices, wealth disparity among households, the Central Provident Fund retirement policy, regulation of car population, ride hailing services, mobile payments, and the coronavirus pandemic. These are unravelled through the authors' application of research findings.The book brings to light the relevance of research, often seen as esoteric, on our daily life and decision making. It also bears on policy implications, particularly issues on transportation, health, housing, and retirement.

Dying and Death in Canada Third Edition

Dying and Death in Canada  Third Edition
Author: Herbert C. Northcott,Donna M. Wilson
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 9781442634565

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"Dying and Death in Canada offers a comprehensive discussion of dying, death, and bereavement from a Canadian perspective. The third edition has been thoroughly updated and several new topics have been added, including assisted suicide and active euthanasia, end of life care, emerging trends in funerary practices, and changing conceptualizations and interventions in the grieving process. A glossary has also been added along with end-of-chapter review questions and an appendix listing recent and seminal movies, television programs, documentary films, and other visual media sources dealing with dying and death. The new edition includes 22 black and white photos, 4 figures, and 3 tables."--

Quackery

Quackery
Author: Lydia Kang,Nate Pedersen
Publsiher: Workman Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-10-17
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9781523501854

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What won’t we try in our quest for perfect health, beauty, and the fountain of youth? Well, just imagine a time when doctors prescribed morphine for crying infants. When liquefied gold was touted as immortality in a glass. And when strychnine—yes, that strychnine, the one used in rat poison—was dosed like Viagra. Looking back with fascination, horror, and not a little dash of dark, knowing humor, Quackery recounts the lively, at times unbelievable, history of medical misfires and malpractices. Ranging from the merely weird to the outright dangerous, here are dozens of outlandish, morbidly hilarious “treatments”—conceived by doctors and scientists, by spiritualists and snake oil salesmen (yes, they literally tried to sell snake oil)—that were predicated on a range of cluelessness, trial and error, and straight-up scams. With vintage illustrations, photographs, and advertisements throughout, Quackery seamlessly combines macabre humor with science and storytelling to reveal an important and disturbing side of the ever-evolving field of medicine.

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Author: Jill Churchill
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-08-09
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0060734612

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Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs
Author: Caitlin Doughty
Publsiher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019-09-19
Genre: Children's questions and answers
ISBN: 1474613403

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Every day, funeral director Caitlin Doughty receives dozens of questions about death. What would happen to an astronaut's body if it were pushed out of a space shuttle? Do people poo when they die? Can Grandma have a Viking funeral? In the tradition of Randall Munroe's WHAT IF?, Doughty's new book blends her scientific understanding of the body and the intriguing history behind common misconceptions about corpses to offer factual, hilarious and candid answers to more than fifty urgent questions posed by her youngest fans. Readers will learn what happens if you die on an aeroplane, the best soil for mummifying your dog and whether or not you can preserve your friend's skull as a keepsake. Featuring illustrations from Dianne Ruiz, WILL MY CAT EAT MY EYEBALLS? will delight anyone interested in the fascinating truth about what will happen to our bodies after we die.