Saturday, October 28 | 1 - 2 PM
Alice Millar Chapel
1870 Sheridan Rd | Evanston, IL | 60208
Fascinated by our cultural terror of dead bodies, mortician and best-selling author of Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, Caitlin Doughty set out with her characteristic curiosity and razor sharp wit to discover how others care for their dead. In rural Indonesia, she observes a man clean and dress his grandfather’s mummified body. She meets Bolivian natitas (cigarette-smoking, wish-granting human skulls) and Japanese mourners who use chopsticks to pluck bones from their loved ones' cremation ashes. Doughty is joined by illustrator and fellow Order of the Good Death member Landis Blair for a conversation on what it means to treat the dead with “dignity.”
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A book signing will follow this program.
Mortician Caitlin Doughty—host and creator of “Ask a Mortician” and the New York Times best-selling author of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes—founded The Order of the Good Death. She lives in Los Angeles, where she runs her non-profit funeral home, Undertaking LA.
Landis Blair is a pen and ink illustrator known for his whimsically dark picture books and for his work on the graphic novel The Hunting Accident: a True Story of Crime and Poetry. Most recently he illustrated Caitlin Doughty’s From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death. He lives in Chicago.