22 February 2020

Review: Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death by Caitlin Doughty

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death by Caitlin Doughty
I stumbled across Caitlin Doughty's YouTube channel (Ask A Mortician) around the time her memoir Smoke Gets In Your Eyes was published in 2014.

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death by Caitlin Doughty was published in 2019 and is a series of questions from kids about death.

I chose to listen to this on audiobook as part of my new nonfiction listening regime, and this was perfect. Each question is it's own contained 'chapter', allowing the listener to easily stop and start between questions/chapters without disrupting the flow of Doughty's content.

I already knew much of the information shared, however this is essentially a book for children or parents fielding questions from their children and I believe it will be of great interest to curious young minds.

Doughty keeps the content light, inserts a few jokes and manages to make dead bodies seem less intimidating while answering all kinds of scientific and cultural questions about death and the dead. What would happen if you swallowed a bag of popcorn before you died and were cremated? Can people donate blood after they die? What happens if an astronaut dies in space? 

All in all, this was an easy listening and informative read, and I recommend it for budding scientists, nurses, doctors and of course little understudy undertakers.

Carpe Librum!

My Rating:
★ ★

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