Every day, funeral director Caitlin Doughty receives dozens of questions about death. The best questions come from kids. What would happen to an astronaut’s body if it were pushed out of a space shuttle? Do people poop when they die? Can Grandma have a Viking funeral?
In Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Doughty’s third book of insider information and insights about death, she speaks to children about all things death and corpses in a witty, but honest way. Doughty clears up misconceptions, clarifies concepts, and shares historical facts, all the while answering truthfully and candidly kids’ (mostly) macabre questions. Written for children, but informational for most adults, the essays are light and funny, thoughtful and educational.
As a “death activist,” Doughty strives to bring the funeral process out of the casket by demystifying what really happens before, during, and after the burial of Grandma, with the goal to dispel the west’s fear of death. Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust.