Licensed mortician Caitlin Doughty wants to change the way you think about death. Her new book Smoke Gets in Your Eyes was just published and is an instant New York Times bestseller debuting at #14 on the nonfiction list in its first week on bookstore shelves.
We just posted an excerpt on Medium so you can see what all the noise is about. In this perfect weekend longread, Caitlin takes you for an enlightening ride-along in a body transport van. While making house calls throughout San Francisco she sheds a much-needed light on what happens to the bodies of the 2.5 million people that die in the US every year.