BOOK REVIEW: From Here to Eternity by Caitlin Doughty

So if you read my book haul post you would have seen that I purchases a nonfiction book about death cultures around the world. I read it in October and totally forgot to put up a review so here is my mildly late review.

Since this is a nonfiction book I am not too sure how I want to format this review.

I’ll start by saying that I annotated in this book! This is the first time I have written in a book that was not for school so I was a little worried about messing up my books. That being said I underlined some of my favorite quotes and customs. I also commented on somethings that were mentioned in the book.

I really enjoyed reading this book. I thought it was interesting to see how other parts of the world deal with their dead so unlike the way we do here in the U.S. I think each area had such a beautiful way of caring for their dead. Not to mention that these different practices help the families during their process of grieving. Unlike here where mom is taken away almost immediately and many families do not seem to have the closure that they need to move past their grief.

I think my favorite part of the book was in La Paz. When Caitlin Doughty was just casually handed the miracle-working mummified skull of Sandra. I felt bad for laughing but it was a little funny. Just the casual manner the woman handed her over to be held.

I don’t know what else to say besides this book was fun, interesting, and informative. This is not the first time I have heard of Caitlin Doughty. She also runs a YouTube channel called Ask A Mortician where she discusses death, decay, popular corpses, and the like. I will admit I binge watch her videos all the time.

I know this might be shorter than my normal reviews but I have no clue how to review a nonfiction.

Hope you stay tuned for my October Wrap Up!

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