From Here to Eternity
Traveling the World to Find the Good DeathBook - 2017
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DBRL_IdaF Feb 25, 2019
Fascinating, and often funny, look at how people around the world handle their dead. Doughty's book shows that what's "normal" is really just what you are used to. But it is written with the utmost respect. Stories of stealth funeral pyres, cremation, folks who keep their mummified fami... Read More »
"To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure."
After traveling the world and looking at death customs, it's interesting to come back and look at our own with fresh eyes.
Read Harder Challenge 2018, Task #14 - A book of social science. “Show me the manner in which a nation cares for its dead and I will measure with mathematical exactness the tender mercies of its people, their respect for the laws of the land and their loyalty to high ideals.” This is another of m... Read More »
DBRL_ReginaF Mar 07, 2018
I loved reading this book! I hope that we have managed to find a better way to eternity by the time I get there.
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Death is scary, but it doesn't always have to be, and Caitlin Doughty is here to teach us exactly that. Take a journey with Caitlin as she travels to places all around the world to witness their death rituals. You'll learn a lot, chuckle, and maybe you'll find that you're a little less worried about death after reading this wonderfully macabre book.
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