Now Australia's Biggest Toy Store

Shop over 1.5 Million Toys in our Huge New Range

From Here to Eternity
By

Rating

Product Description
Product Details

About the Author

Caitlin Doughty is a mortician and the author of Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? as well as the New York Times best-selling books Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and From Here to Eternity. She is the creator of the "Ask a Mortician" web series and founder of The Order of the Good Death. She lives in Los Angeles, where she owns and runs a funeral home, Undertaking LA. 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.

Reviews

"Doughty is a relentlessly curious and chipper tour guide to the underworld, and the weirder things get, the happier she seems. ... [H]er 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." -- Libby Copeland - New York Times Book Review
"Doughty chronicles [death] practices with tenderheartedness, a technician's fascination, and an unsentimental respect for grief." -- Jill Lepore - The New Yorker
"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 (Our Guide to 2017's Great Reads)
"[T]he macabre travelogue is a thoughtful reflection and a smart critique of the American funeral industry, with plenty of gallows humor thrown in." -- Smithsonian (The Ten Best Travel Books of 2017)
"Doughty finds the humanity in others cultures' relationship with death that seems to be lacking in ours." -- Justin Caffier - Vice
"This slim volume, full of captivating, enlightening, and humorous tidbits, is a-dare I say-uplifting exploration of what people the world over do to withstand loss and the bite of impermanence. This is death as viewed by a mortician: profound, unavoidable, natural, and a bit funny." -- KQED
"This humane book gently provokes you to wonder: what exactly is your ideal funeral?" -- The Times
"From Here To Eternity is fascinating, thought-provoking and - who would have guessed? - sometimes funny. Put it on your bucket list." -- The Mail
"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's] fascinating tour of rituals contains liturgies that readers will surely observe as rare, macabre, unbelievable, ancient, and precious-sometimes simultaneously." -- Kirkus
"She is the ideal guide on this journey, curious and respectful...Recommended for fans of the author and those with an interest in anthropology and ritual." -- Library Journal
"A thought-provoking book about the complicated, fascinating world of funerary practices. Unless you and your friends are immortal, this book pertains to you." -- A. J. Jacobs
"In her jocular but reverential tone... Doughty doesn't offer a simple morbid travelogue; instead, she digs into diverse death experiences with deep veneration and examines ties to socioeconomic, status, female identity, and religion." -- Booklist

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top