Rethinking the ‘death industry’ in America

Written by

Caitlin Doughty, author of “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes & Other Lessons From the Crematory”

Caitlin Doughty, author of “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes & Other Lessons From the Crematory”

No one likes to talk about death. Well, almost no one.

It’s creepy, right? Scary, disturbing, uncomfortable. But one mortician and writer says it doesn’t have to be those things.

Caitlin Doughty is on a crusade to get us to look mortality straight in the eye.

She’s a licensed mortician and funeral director here in Los Angeles.

She joined KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis to talk about her new book, “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes & Other Lessons From the Crematory.”

Caitlin will be reading at Skylight Books in Los Feliz on Tues., Sept. 16th at 7:30 pm, and at the California Institute of the Abnormal Arts in Los Angeles on Sat., Sept. 20th at 8:00 pm.

Read an excerpt from the book here.

Watch a video trailer for the book here: