Caitlin Doughty – Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?


Best-selling author and mortician Caitlin Doughty answers real questions from kids about death, dead bodies, and decomposition.

Every day, funeral director Caitlin Doughty receives dozens of questions about death. The best questions come from kids. What would happen to an astronauts body if it were pushed out of a space shuttle? Do people poop when they die? Can Grandma have a Viking funeral?

In Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?, Doughty blends her morticians knowledge of the body and the intriguing history behind common misconceptions about corpses to offer factual, hilarious, and candid answers to 35 distinctive questions posed by her youngest fans. In her inimitable voice, Doughty details lore and science of what happens to, and inside, our bodies after we die. Why do corpses groan? What causes bodies to turn colors during decomposition? And why do hair and nails appear longer after death? Listeners will learn the best soil for mummifying your body, whether you can preserve your best friends skull as a keepsake, and what happens when you die on a plane.

Beautifully illustrated by Diann Ruz, Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? shows us that death is science and art, and only by asking questions can we begin to embrace it.

Author: Caitlin Doughty
Narrator: Caitlin Doughty
Duration: 4 hours 29 minutes
Released: 19 Oct 2009
Publisher: Recorded Books
Language: English

User Review:

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Another humorous look at the facts from our favorite mortician! Too much stigma surrounds the reality of death and it needs to be cleared away. You will come across some information you already know, especially if you have read her other two books; however this is definitely worth the listen! Many more new facts, and myth busts await!