Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?

Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death (no)

Hardcocer, 221 pages

Published Dec. 13, 2019 by W.W. Norton & Company Ltd.


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4 stars (5 reviews)

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Everyone has questions about death. In Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?, best-selling author and mortician Caitlin Doughty answers the most intriguing questions she’s ever received about what happens to our bodies when we die. In a brisk, informative, and morbidly funny style, Doughty explores everything from ancient Egyptian death rituals and the science of skeletons to flesh-eating insects and the proper depth at which to bury your pet if you want Fluffy to become a mummy. Now featuring an interview with a clinical expert on discussing these issues with young people—the source of some of our most revealing questions about death—Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? confronts our common fear of dying with candid, honest, and hilarious facts about what awaits the …

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4 stars

I was a little nervous about this one. I'd heard about Caitlin Doughty and I'm pretty sure I read a piece or two by her on xoJane way back when (or maybe an interview? Or maybe someone just mentioned her?), so I was intrigued by the book, but, death. It's an uncomfortable topic. However, I found this book fascinating. In this volume, Doughty answers questions from kids (and, let's be real, these are things adults wonder too) about death, bodies, and burial. She is very knowledgeable on the subject, very matter-of-fact, and faces the subject with respectful levity. I thought I knew a lot about what happens in the time between death and burial (there have been . . . a few deaths these last few years), but it was just the tip of the iceberg. Best of all, Doughty helps dispel some myths and fears, making the subject a …

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5 stars

Öldünüz... Peki ya şimdi ne olacak? Yakılacak mı yoksa gömülecek misiniz? Ya aileniz cesedinizi satmak isterse? Ölmüş tavukları yiyen insanoğlu neden ölmüş insanları yemez? Bu ve buna benzer herkesin aklından mutlaka geçmiş sorulara cevap niteliğinde bir kitap.

Soruların tamamı cenaze işlemlerinde sorumlu yazar tarafından detaylı olarak anlatılıyor.

Türkçe'ye çevirisi güzel bir şekilde yapılırsa çok ses getireceğini düşündüğüm bir eser.

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