Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty
Most people want to avoid thinking about death. Still, Caitlin Doughty—a twenty-something with a degree in medieval history and a flair for the macabre—took a job at a crematory, turning morbid curiosity into her life's work. Thrown into a profession of gallows humor and vivid characters (both living and very dead), Caitlin learned to navigate the underground culture of those who look after the deceased.
Her eye-opening, candid, and often hilarious story is like going on a journey with your bravest friend to the cemetery at midnight; she demystifies death, leading us behind the black curtain of her unique profession.
Hardcover: 272 pages