If you read my Smoke Gets In Your Eyes review you would know that I have a lot of respect and admiration for Caitlin Doughty.
If you haven’t, let me introduce you to her. Caitlin Doughty, or as she is known online Ask A Mortician, is the biggest name in the death positivity movement.
She has done TED talks, written three books and has a YouTube channel where she talks about death. I discovered her via the later and almost instantly became a fan.
Because of this, she is often asked about death The best ones are asked by children. So, she decided to write a book answering some of them.
Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death is exactly as it says on the tin. Doughty answeres several questions sent to her by children but the book is written in a way that mortals of all ages will enjoy.
She doesn’t dramatise anything or exaggerate the gruesome details for shock value, she simply explains it in a straight forward casual way. That’s not to say that this is a textbook about death, she cracks jokes in a lighthearted way making this a rather relaxing read despite the topic.
We can’t make death fun, but we can make learning about it fun. Death is science and history, art and literature. It bridges every culture and unites the whole of humanity!
As you either read or guessed, I adored her first book, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes but still haven’t read From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death. If you have read either of these books and enjoyed them, I am sure you would like
This is one of my shorter Page Turners but that’s due to how short the book is. I finished it in one day due to commuting and waiting for folk. As much as I love savouring a good book, every now and then it is nice to read a short sweet one. Carrying a thick book with you on the daily commute isn’t always a good idea, I learned that the hard way.
Plus, I fear that I would just end up repeating what I wrote regarding her last book. So please read that post for more info.
This book really is the cat’s pyjamas.