One of our recommended books is Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs by Caitlin Doughty

WILL MY CAT EAT MY EYEBALLS?

And Other Questions About Dead Bodies


Everyone has questions about death. In Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?, bestselling 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?

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Everyone has questions about death. In Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?, bestselling 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.

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  • W. W. Norton
  • Paperback
  • September 2020
  • 256 Pages
  • 9780393358490

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About Caitlin Doughty

Caitlin Doughty is the author of Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs, credit Mara ZehlerCaitlin Doughty is a mortician and the New York Times best-selling author of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and From Here to Eternity. She is the creator of the web series Ask a Mortician. She lives in Los Angeles, California, where she owns and runs a funeral home.

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Praise

New York Times Bestseller
Winner of a Goodreads Choice Award

“Funny, dark, and at times stunningly existential.” —Marianne Eloise, Guardian

“A surprisingly heart-warming read.” Christy Lynch, BookPage

“[E]very one of Doughty’s answers serves as a charming guide into something we take enormous pains to avoid.” – B. David Zarley, Paste Magazine

“My daughter hasn’t put it down. She reads it out loud to me while we giggle.” – Kari Byron, author of Crash Test Girl and former host of Mythbusters