A New York Times and Los Angeles Times Bestseller

“Doughty chronicles [death] practices with tenderheartedness, a technician’s fascination, and an unsentimental appreciate for grief.” ―Jill Lepore, The New Yorker

Fascinated by means of our pervasive worry of useless our bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty embarks on a world day trip to find how different cultures take care of the useless. From Zoroastrian sky burials to hope-granting Bolivian skulls, she investigates the sector’s funerary customs and expands our experience of what it approach to regard the useless with dignity. Her account questions the rituals of the American funeral trade―particularly chemical embalming―and means that one of the best traditions are those who permit mourners to in my view attend to the frame of the deceased. Exquisitely illustrated by means of artist Landis Blair, From Right here to Eternity is an journey into the morbid unknown, an interesting excursion in the course of the distinctive techniques folks in every single place confront mortality.

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