From Here to Eternity

From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good DeathFrom Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death by Caitlin Doughty

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

There is a freedom found in decomposition, a body rendered messy, chaotic, and wild. I relish this image when visualizing what will become of my future corpse.

Three main thoughts about this incredible book:

  1. Can we all agree the title font is #covergoals??
  2. Come for the globe-trekking stories about mummies and unfamiliar death rituals, stay for the thoughtful analysis of problems in the US funeral industry.
  3. Caitlyn Doughty’s droll humor is a combination of Morticia Addams and all the #dadjokes. “Bear burials” become “bearials” and donor bodies are John and Jane Compost. Funerals in remote Indonesia are “B.Y.O.B(uffalo)”.

    A gurney with a corpse inside a body bag waits on a path in a forest.

    Illustrations throughout are by Landis Blair. A page from the forest burial chapter.

I loved the book and found it very interesting. Highly recommended!

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