Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs by the wonderful and clever mortician Caitlin Doughty has been on my read list for a little while now. Not sure if you are aware of who she is but she is this incredibly smart and thought provoking women on youtube who talks about all things death and encourages people to never stop asking questions in regards to the thing we all will experience at some point in our lives, she with her humour has an amazing ability to do what she set out to do and that is bring positivity to something many of us consider scary, morbid and sad. death, which I agree with her, is a part of life and while it can be a frighting thing to think about, I have found through watching her videos and reading her books that there isn’t much to be scared of.
I discovered her a while ago when I was going through a youtube hike and I came across her video about the Titanic’s dead which I will link here if you wish to view it yourself, and from then on I was pretty much hooked. She’s insightful, interesting and pretty funny with a positive outlook on death.
Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs is a collection of questions asked by her youngest of fans, her deathlings as she calls them on her youtube videos. all of which are unprompted and beautifully innocent questions that she answers in her usual humours manner, what I think surprised me the most from the questions is simply how smart they are, children do not have a filter when it comes to their questioning and some of the things they’ve asked are incredible.
“‘Can I preserve my dead body in amber like prehistoric insects’ – This is a fantastic question. you, young person, are a pint sized death revolutionary.”
Caitlin answers all the questions in her unique way which you will find on her YouTube channel, and it really feels like the book itself is an extension from her videos, with me being a fan I can hear her voice as I read and have found myself laughing away at her death positive humour and attitude that she creates.
I highly recommend giving her books read, they are funny and create such a good conversation topic when people see those books on the book shelve, if you wish to read more of The Order of the Good Death then you can here and you can find all Caitlin Doughty’s books on amazon.
I give ‘Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs’ 4 stars out of 5 as while its an enjoyable book, I do recommend checking out Caitlin on youtube first to understand her humour and cause of celebrating death.
Hello there, I am Sarah and welcome to my little corner of the internet, here you will find reviews, photography, adventures and the occasional nerding.
33 year old mother of three wonderful children, one mad mainecoon cat called Loki and a moggy kitten named Atlas.
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