Author, blogger, YouTube personality, and (most importantly) mortician Caitlin Doughty has compiled a list of the best questions about death that she’s received from kids and answers them in this hilarious book. As a mortician with a degree in medieval history, she answers these questions with science and history in an easy-to-understand matter while touching on her "death positive" movement, in which she believes that we should stop the cultural censorship of death for the betterment of society. All of the odd questions you’ve ever had about death but were too afraid to ask will probably be answered, and if they’re not in this book, she has two others as well. What happens to a body in space? Can I have a Viking funeral? You’ll have to read the book to find out, but fair warning: you probably will laugh out loud!
Doughty narrates the audiobook of this and really brings the book to life. Emphasizing certain words in her sarcastic manner shows you that she’s kidding. Some of the humor may get a little lost in reading the book rather than listening, so if you’re reading it in print or e-book and are unsure--she’s probably kidding.
--Danielle, Reference Librarian