Books from the Backlog #302

Posted January 25, 2024 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 10 Comments

Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

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This week’s neglected book

Books from the Backlog #302Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: And Other Questions About Dead Bodies by Caitlin Doughty
Narrator: Caitlin Doughty
Published by W. W. Norton & Company on September 10, 2019
Genres: Social Science / Death & Dying
Length: 4 hours 29 minutes
Pages: 240
Source: Purchased
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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.

Why did I add Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? to my bookshelf?

I don’t read a ton of non-fiction but I am more likely to pick up something dealing with death or the medical field than anything else when I do. I was first introduced to this author’s work when an unsolicited copy of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes & Other Lessons from the Crematory landed on my doorstep. This is a book that I loved and have recommended to others many times in the 8 years that have passed since I read it. This book sounds interesting because it addresses questions that came from the author’s youngest fans but I have a feeling that I will learn a thing or two while reading this one.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it?

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10 responses to “Books from the Backlog #302

  1. I don’t read a lot of nonfiction books either but what a coincidence I added one as well this week. Hope you enjoy your book when you get to it.

  2. That’s a new to me one! I don’t read non-fiction much myself. I do have 2 celebrity books in my TBR that I keep meaning to read plus some other random titles that might be called non fiction as well–possibly Disney related ones too! I can’t remember really! Guess I’ll just wait til they pop up on my Books from the Backlog! Lol! Hope you enjoy this one once you get to read it!

  3. I actually started this one, but I had picked it up at a bad time for me to try to read something about death so I didn’t finish it at that time. I’m still curious to revisit it when my head’s in a more appropriate place, though.