• From Here to Eternity

  • Travelling the World to Find the Good Death
  • By: Caitlin Doughty
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Doughty
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-25-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Orion
  • 5 out of 5 stars 5.0 (2 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

As a practising mortician, Caitlin Doughty has long been fascinated by our pervasive terror of dead bodies. In From Here to Eternity, she sets out in search of cultures unburdened by such fears.
In rural Indonesia, she observes a man clean and dress his grandfather's mummified body. She meets Bolivian ñatitas (cigarette-smoking, wish-granting human skulls) and introduces us to the Japanese ritual of kotsuage, in which relatives use chopsticks to pluck their loved ones' bones from cremation ashes.
With curiosity and morbid humour, Doughty introduces us to inspiring death-care innovators, participates in powerful death practices almost entirely unknown in the West and explores new spaces for mourning - including a futuristic glowing-Buddha columbarium in Japan, a candlelit Mexican cemetery and America's only open-air pyre. In doing so she expands our sense of what it means to treat the dead with dignity and reveals unexpected possibilities for our own death rituals.
Read by Caitlin Doughty.
©2018 Caitlin Doughty (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 02-07-18

wonderful

Well written with respect for the traditions but also slightly comical at times. Very interesting.

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5 out of 5 stars
By i on 06-12-18

Caitlin is so refreshing!

Again loved her book. Next book Caitlin needs to be on how to prepare for our own death and to oversee the death and funeral of loved ones

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 03-06-18

Loved it!

Was so sad when this ended! So interesting, definitely opens your eyes, i learnt so much

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kariyn Kendall on 03-02-18

Love <3

Thank you Caitlin Doughty for yet another death book us near mortals can follow. I love listening to your voice and any book narrated by the author.

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