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:
- Can we all agree the title font is #covergoals??
- Come for the globe-trekking stories about mummies and unfamiliar death rituals, stay for the thoughtful analysis of problems in the US funeral industry.
- 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)”.
I loved the book and found it very interesting. Highly recommended!