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From Here to Eternity


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Caitlin Doughty is a mortician and the New York Times best-selling author of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, From Here to Eternity, and Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? She is the creator of the web series Ask a Mortician, and the founder of The Order of the Good Death. She lives in Los Angeles, California, where she owns a funeral home. Landis Blair illustrated the prize-winning graphic novel The Hunting Accident and the New York Times bestseller From Here to Eternity, and has published illustrations in the New York Times, Chicago magazine, and Medium. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.


"Doughty is a relentlessly curious and chipper tour guide to the underworld, and the weirder things get, the happier she seems.... Her dispatches from the dark side [are] doing us all a kindness-offering a picture of what we're in for, even if we'd rather not know." -- New York Times Book Review
"Illuminating.... From Here to Eternity humanizes rituals that might otherwise seem unfathomable." -- Paste
"Thought-provoking.... Unless you and your friends are immortal, this book pertains to you." -- A. J. Jacobs
"Caitlin Doughty is razor sharp, and writes about death with exceptional clarity and style. From Here to Eternity manages to be both an extremely funny travelogue and a deeply moving book about what death means to us all." -- Dylan Thuras, co-founder of Atlas Obscura
"Doughty writes bluntly about open-air cremations, natural burials and body composting, bringing a little more clarity and a little less mystery to the question: 'What happens to us after we die?'" -- NPR
"The macabre travelogue is a thoughtful reflection and a smart critique of the American funeral industry, with plenty of gallows humor thrown in." -- Smithsonian
"From Here To Eternity is fascinating, thought-provoking and-who would have guessed?-sometimes funny. Put it on your bucket list." -- Mail on Sundays
"It sounds a bit like Eat, Pray, Die, but her project is much larger than its premise first implies. She is searching not for personal spiritual enlightenment or the morbid titillation of thana-tourism, but for practical, radical alternatives to our corporatized death industry. Her travels illuminate a host of compelling possibilities for better funerals and a less fraught relationship with our dead." -- New Republic
"Doughty finds the humanity in others cultures' relationship with death that seems to be lacking in ours." -- VICE
"This humane book gently provokes you to wonder: what exactly is your ideal funeral?" -- The Times

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