In this case, the book is SCREAMING BLOODY MURDER.
Ha! Bloody murder. So to speak.
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes & Other Lessons from the Crematory, by Caitlin Doughty, has been on my radar since I first heard whispering about it in the blogosphere when the ARCs went out. In general, non-fiction seems to have great slump busting qualities for me, so I'm hoping this is the one.
I downloaded the preview a couple of weeks ago, and I absolutely sucked it down. Doughty is humorous and honest and thoughtful and adorable.
Really, I know she's adorable because of her YouTube channel, Order of the Good Death. If you're interested in topics related to the funeral industry, check out this book and channel.
Here's a little taste of the book's blurb so you can see what I'm so excited about...
Most people want to avoid thinking about death, but Caitlin Doughty—a twenty-something with a degree in medieval history and a flair for the macabre—took a job at a crematory, turning morbid curiosity into her life’s work. Thrown into a profession of gallows humor and vivid characters (both living and very dead), Caitlin learned to navigate the secretive culture of those who care for the deceased.A big thank you to Heather who is reading this one right now and is so excited about it that she sent this book to me as an early birthday present. She's so sweet!
Let's dig in, shall we?