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(Sold Out) From Here to Eternity: A Book Talk with Caitlin Doughty
October 10, 2017, 7:00pm–9:00pm
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Join us on a special October evening to welcome New York Times bestselling author Caitlin Doughty to celebrate the release of her new book From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death. In an illustrated talk, she will recount some of the traditions detailed in the book, which include the Indonesian practice of dressing and living with the dead, the Bolivian practice of natitas (cigarette-smoking, wish-granting human skulls); and the Japanese kotsuage, in which relatives use chopsticks to pluck their loved-ones’ bones from cremation ashes.
Following the talk, get your book signed while enjoying refreshments. Caitlin Doughty is known for advocating for death acceptance and the reform of Western funeral industry practices. She is the creator of the web series “Ask a Mortician”, founder of The Order of the Good Death, and author of the bestselling book Smoke Gets in Your Eyes & Other Lessons from the Crematory. She lives in Los Angeles, where she runs her funeral home Undertaking LA.
This book talk is organized and presented in partnership with Joanna Ebenstein and Laetitia Barbier of Morbid Anatomy Library.
Book (a $24.95 value) plus talk ticket: $30
Talk ticket only: $5 for members of Green-Wood and BHS / $10 for nonmembers