Are you the type of person that brings books on mummification to the dinner table? Are you, too, curious about having a Viking funeral for your grandma? Do you want to know what happens to our pets after we bury them? If yes, this is your book! In Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?, mortician Caitlin Doughty thoughtfully addresses the most common questions that children ask about all things death-related. Full of humor, history, and beautiful art, Doughty’s book shows us that death doesn’t always have to be hidden away or spoken about in whispers, it can be weird and gross and important and interesting and accessible at any age.— Maya
New York Times Bestseller
Winner of a Goodreads Choice Award
“Funny, dark, and at times stunningly existential.” —Marianne Eloise, Guardian
Everyone has questions about death. In Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?, best-selling author and mortician Caitlin Doughty answers the most intriguing questions she’s ever received about what happens to our bodies when we die. In a brisk, informative, and morbidly funny style, Doughty explores everything from ancient Egyptian death rituals and the science of skeletons to flesh-eating insects and the proper depth at which to bury your pet if you want Fluffy to become a mummy. Now featuring an interview with a clinical expert on discussing these issues with young people—the source of some of our most revealing questions about death—Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? confronts our common fear of dying with candid, honest, and hilarious facts about what awaits the body we leave behind.