Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Book Review: Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?

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Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death
by Caitlin Doughty

Hardcover, 222 pages
Published September 10th 2019 by W. W. Norton Company
ISBN039365270X (ISBN13: 9780393652703)
Edition Language: English
Literary Awards: Goodreads Choice Award for Science & Technology (2019)

Ha ha!

Grabbed you with that title, didn't it?!?

It did for me, and this is one terrific book!

Sure, sure...death and decomposition is not usually spoken of in polite conversation, but Caitlin Doughty brings it out into the open, with science and insight that is both entertaining and knowledgeable.  

Here is more from the Goodreads website:

"Best-selling author and mortician Caitlin Doughty answers real questions from kids about death, dead bodies, and decomposition.

Every day, funeral director Caitlin Doughty receives dozens of questions about death. 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?"

I read this as an ebook, and I heartily recommend it to any and all.  We've all thought of these questions; why not find out the answers?

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18 comments:

  1. Yes the answers to these questions is most important.

    Have a fabulous day and rest of the week. ♥

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  2. I would love to know the answer to the one I don't know...

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  3. Hmmmm, I'm not hungry now for some reason MOL!

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  4. OH My CATS...I'm judging this book by its title and saying it must be fabulous! What a great title.
    Hugs Cecilia

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  5. I know my daughter Loved it. I tried to read STIFF but just couldn't get past the roasting pan chapter. I may have to try EYEballs?

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  6. I'm in agreement with William's. Um....

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  7. Catchy, and probably a great way to engage children.

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  8. Thank you for letting us know. We love books like this.

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  9. Dad says this sounds very very interesting and he's gonna look for it. Thanks!

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  10. Have ever read Stiff by Mary Roach? She discusses what happens to the body after death. It's fascinating, gross, funny, and intriguing reading!

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    1. It's on my 'to read' list, along with her books, "Spook" and "My Planet"

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  11. Oh, I highly recommend the podcast "My Funeral Home Stories". The tales are amazing, and usually humurous to a degree. Be well!

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  12. I didn't know this book, I need to buy it! :D

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