Mom Died Last Night: What Do We Do Now?

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Many people agree that they do not understand purchasing funeral goods and services. This includes the purchase of caskets and burial vaults. Right in the center of all of this is the filing of death certificate, any military papers needed, type of funeral service (often depends on traditional burial or cremation). Church or other facility for service. Clergy person(s).

Since so many people do not understand all that is involved in caring for a dead human body, we have included information that can actually be helpful in the purchase of funeral goods.

The book moves on to introducing the reader to the process of embalming and speaks briefly to cremation and other alternate possibilities.

This is your family member, friend,....and you want respect paid to the deceased without robbing the bank. We will share with you means of attaining this goa.

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Publisher
BookBaby
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Published on
Apr 12, 2015
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Pages
60
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ISBN
9781483552880
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Language
English
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Genres
Self-Help / Death, Grief, Bereavement
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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Caitlin Doughty
“Morbid and illuminating” (Entertainment Weekly)—a young mortician goes behind the scenes of her curious profession. Most people want to avoid thinking about death, but Caitlin Doughty—a twenty-something with a degree in medieval history and a flair for the macabre—took a job at a crematory, turning morbid curiosity into her life’s work. Thrown into a profession of gallows humor and vivid characters (both living and very dead), Caitlin learned to navigate the secretive culture of those who care for the deceased.

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes tells an unusual coming-of-age story full of bizarre encounters and unforgettable scenes. Caring for dead bodies of every color, shape, and affliction, Caitlin soon becomes an intrepid explorer in the world of the dead. She describes how she swept ashes from the machines (and sometimes onto her clothes) and reveals the strange history of cremation and undertaking, marveling at bizarre and wonderful funeral practices from different cultures.

Her eye-opening, candid, and often hilarious story is like going on a journey with your bravest friend to the cemetery at midnight. She demystifies death, leading us behind the black curtain of her unique profession. And she answers questions you didn’t know you had: Can you catch a disease from a corpse? How many dead bodies can you fit in a Dodge van? What exactly does a flaming skull look like?

Honest and heartfelt, self-deprecating and ironic, Caitlin's engaging style makes this otherwise taboo topic both approachable and engrossing. Now a licensed mortician with an alternative funeral practice, Caitlin argues that our fear of dying warps our culture and society, and she calls for better ways of dealing with death (and our dead).

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