Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs - Caitlin Doughty

Reading Challenge Category: A non-fiction book

Official Blurb:

What happens if someone dies on a plane?
Can we give Grandma a Viking funeral?
Why don't animals dig up all the graves?
Will my hair keep growing in my coffin after I'm buried?
Every day, funeral director Caitlin Doughty receives dozens of questions about death. In this book she offers factual, hilarious and candid answers to thirty-five of the most interesting questions posed by her youngest fans, sharing the lore and science of what happens to, and inside, our bodies after we die. Why do corpses groan? What causes bodies to turn strange colours during decomposition? and why do hair and nails appear longer after death? The answers are all within . . .

My Thoughts:

This looked like such a fun book to read regardless of the topic, and I wasn’t wrong. It was lighthearted, full of funny quips and at the same time covered a very difficult subject matter and was informative.
I’m not sure I should have chosen to read it a week after my nan died though, but it did manage to put a lot of things into perspective for me. However, I’m not sure I will be remaining practical about the situation at her funeral later this week. After reading what happens during a cremation, I’m not sure the mental image will ever leave me.
It was good to read, though, and know that my cats aren’t circling me waiting for me to die so that they can eat me. They will at least wait a few days, so I have some time that they will just think I’m asleep before starting to munch on my face! I must remember not to fall out with everyone I know so that people will be concerned if I disappear for a day or two and check in on me!
The book was brilliantly written, and I learnt so much whilst it still remained laid-back and playful. The author certainly has a great sense of humour.
Overall, a great book to read and if you’ve ever wanted to know the answers to some strange and morbid questions about what happens to your body after you die then this is definitely the book to read.

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Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs
by Caitlin Doughty
Date Started
11th June 2020
Date Finished
12th June 2020
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