Smoke Gets In Your Eyes And Other Lessons From The Crematory

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes And Other Lessons From The Crematory

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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).

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Caitlin Doughty
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2014-09-15
File : 272 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780393245950


Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

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Genre : Appropriation (Art)
Author by : Lutz Bacher
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Release : 2008
File : 216 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0981544908


Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

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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.

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Author by : John Goddard
Publisher : Vanguard Press
Release : 2021-09-30
File : 296 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1800160372


From Here To Eternity Traveling The World To Find The Good Death

From Here To Eternity Traveling The World To Find The Good Death

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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.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Caitlin Doughty
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2017-10-03
File : 224 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780393249903


The Jazz Standards

The Jazz Standards

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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.

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Genre : Music
Author by : Ted Gioia
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2021-08-18
File : 608 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780190087203


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

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

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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.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Caitlin Doughty
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2019-09-10
File : 240 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780393652710


Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

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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

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Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
Author by : Michael Thibodeau
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Release : 2000-01-01
File : 143 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0789206404


Rest In Pieces

Rest In Pieces

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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.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Bess Lovejoy
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-01-05
File : 352 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781451655001


Quackery

Quackery

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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.

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Genre : Medical
Author by : Lydia Kang
Publisher : Workman Publishing Company
Release : 2017-10-17
File : 256 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781523501854


Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

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Author by : Stephen Done
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Release : 2007
File : 277 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1904109179