Smoke Gets in Your Eyes & Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty (W. W. Norton & Company) And you thought you were once goth. Caitlin Doughty’s darkly humorous memoir about the lessons learned as a mortician and dealing with the dead will change the way you think about the human experience. Buy it here!
From the weekly shopping list to the Ten Commandments, our lives are shaped by lists. Whether dashed off as a quick reminder, or carefully constructed as an inventory, this humble form of documentation provides insight into its maker's personal habits and
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