An Illustrated Lecture & Book Signing with Caitlin Doughty, licensed mortician and the host and creator of the “Ask a Mortician”
Date: Tuesday, September 23rd
Time : 8pm
Admission $5 ( Tickets Here )
***Copies of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes will be available for sale and singing.
In this combination lecture/reading, Ask a Mortician’s Caitlin Doughty will debut her new book Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: and Other Lessons from the Crematory, an unflinching look behind the scenes at the funeral industry. Over the course of this talk, Doughty will discuss her thoughts on how we became so far removed from death, with a special focus on our inability to let the dead body decompose, bringing in everything from the worm-ridden sculptures of the medieval macabre to the dressed up mummies of South Sulawesi, in a quest to help us relish our eventual decomposition.
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.