Caitlin Doughty is a licensed mortician and the host and creator of the "Ask a Mortician" web series. She founded the death acceptance collective The Order of the Good Death and cofounded Death Salon. She lives in Los Angeles.
"Caitlin Doughty takes you to places you didn't know you wanted to go. Fascinating, funny, and so very necessary, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes reveals exactly what's wrong with modern death denial." -- Bess Lovejoy, author of Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses "Alternately heartbreaking and hilarious, fascinating and freaky, vivid and morbid, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes is witty, sharply drawn, and deeply moving. Like a poisonous cocktail, Caitlin Doughty's memoir intoxicates and enchants even as it encourages you to embrace oblivion; she breathes life into death." -- Dodai Stewart, deputy editor of Jezebel.com "[Doughty's] sincere, hilarious, and perhaps life-altering memoir is a must-read for anyone who plans on dying." -- Katharine Fronk - Booklist, Starred review "Caitlin Doughty is best known for her YouTube series Ask a Mortician, and she brings the same charisma and drollery to her essay collection Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. Think Sloane Crosley meets Six Feet Under." -- Kevin Nguyen - Grantland "Entertaining and thought-provoking." -- Julia Jenkins - Shelf Awareness "Demonically funny dispatches." -- O Magazine "Morbid and illuminating." -- Entertainment Weekly "A book as graphic and morbid as this one could easily suck its readers into a bout of sorrow, but Doughty-a trustworthy tour guide through the repulsive and wondrous world of death-keeps us laughing." -- Rachel Lubitz - Washington Post "Doughty reels you in with wonderful anecdotes about her work. Intermixed with the humor is a love of life that will make you reconsider how our culture treats the dead." -- San Francisco Chronicle