Yes to everything Caitlin Doughty does 🙌
I‘m a big fan, and I love how she can make death into something less gross, less scary, less taboo.
I have been meaning to read something by Caitlin Doughty for years so when I found this during the Friends of the Public library bookstore sale today, I bought it and started reading it immediately. Doughty may be answering the questions she is frequently asked by children but I still managed to learn a lot from her answers while being able to chuckle about how awesome kids can be. Definitely need to read more Doughty soon.
Getting a bit into the Christmas spirit by making Christmas decorations (Advent candles on top, calendar candle on the bottom) 🕯
And I know the book isn‘t very Christmas-y, but I love Caitlin Doughty, so it is what it is 😄
Kids always have good questions and Caitlin Doughty always has good answers. The pairing results in a fun discussion of death that‘s appropriate for all ages.
DAY 14 #HumanNature | It‘s natural to be curious about death. I loved this book which addresses kids‘ questions, because we know kids do ask the best. All of Doughty‘s books are fascinating and oddly funny!
I really enjoy this book. The answers are short and clear and the big majority it even manage to put an smile on me. #nonfiction
As a nurse, I‘ve seen dead bodies and spent time in the morgue, but I had no idea that there can be enough electricity stored in the muscles to cause a twitch 12 hours later. Not creepy at all. 😬
Found this at Powell‘s! Such a weird, dark, fascinating read— perfect for October
I‘m a Caitlin Doughty fan and have read her other books. Even though the target audience is kids, I had to listen. Very interesting questions from kids answered truthfully and with humor. I wouldn‘t give it to a kid less than 13 years old though. 3/5👁s
Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. 5 stars!
I love Caitlin so this was a no-brainer pick up for me, but I actually had never read her stuff. Now I‘ll be ordering her other books. If you‘re fascinated by death or have some questions from your childhood that have still stuck around (for me it was the one about what happens if you die on a plane), this is one to try.
Educational and funny as a book about dead people can be. Caitlin answers common and slightly odd questions about death. It‘s a little gross but nothing too graphic.
Caitlin never disappoints with being thought provoking, entertaining, and educational. I bet you‘ve asked some of the questions in this book and there are some you‘ve never even thought to ask!
I really liked this one! It‘s a quick and informative read (despite it taking me like a month lol). Easy to pick up and put down and digest.
Plus, (bragging) I got to meet and talk to the author! Which was an awesome (and bias-inducing) experience.
This book is a lot of fun. My favorite question had to do with being buried your pet 😊 Also, did you know that the blood from a corpse can be donated (to a live human) for up to six hours after death?
A great read for tiny and large mortals alike. The illustrations are compellingly creepy.
This week I‘ve been pre planning for when my mother passes away. (It‘s not imminent, but it‘s not too far away either.) The planning has taken away some of my anxiety, but new anxiety has replaced it. Surprise! My brain hates me. I‘m taking refuge in Immersing myself in the science behind death.
Such a funny and informative read. I loved the illustrations!
I‘m so excited about this book! Also, the illustrations are adorable.
First, we need to talk about how adorable this cover is! Metallic pink tongue and yellow eye looking like kitty is up to no good. Plus, I love all the cute interior illustrations.
Caitlin Doughty, a mortician, has set down all the hilarious and sometimes dark questions kids have asked her about death 💀. I loved both the questions and her answers. Fun, quirky read. #catsoflitsy #24B4Monday
This is a #blameitonLitsy book. I just loved the cover of the book and it sounded like a fun, quirky read. Now that I‘m reading it I have to say I love the interior illustrations too.
At home with a nagging cough but enjoying the extra reading time for #24B4Monday
I devoured this book of deliciously morbid questions way, WAY faster than your cat will eat your eyeballs after you die. Like, in one sitting. And now I really need to learn more about corpse abuse laws, because if they‘re the reason you can‘t keep your parents‘ skulls, how were Lizzie Borden‘s parents‘ skulls allowed to be removed, defleshed, and used as evidence in her murder trial? 😱
1. Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs, A Simple Favor, and A Light Amongst Shadow
2. Technically It‘s Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs as it‘s the last book I got my hands on, but the last book I exchanged $ for was Go Negai‘s New Cutie Honey ❤️
3. Warm and sunny, looks like! It‘s supposed to go back to being cool very soon- can‘t wait!
This book asks - and answers - all the important questions about death, dead bodies, and decomposition.
Funny and fact-filled. The reading level feels very middle grade and up, so the tinier morbid humans may need a little help when reading, but a lot of the information here was new to me so even adults will get a lot out of it.
Plus the illustrations are excellent.
This is a well written and entertaining look at death, written by a mortician and based on questions children have asked her. It‘s fun to read about the small details one doesn‘t always think about and the answer is that your cat would prefer your lips and/or fingers and toes. 3.5/5 a fun read, written in vignettes and not something I recommend reading while eating
A relaxing day (finally!) and I get to spend some time reading. This book has a lot of fun facts and good humor. I‘m glad I got a copy 😄
Loved this. I‘m gonna have to get a physical copy when it comes out. A lot of fun, a lot of Caitlin‘s great humor. The art is amazing. My only complaint is I wish it had been longer.
Evening reading. 🐈 🍽👁😆