will my cat eat my eyeballs

Everyone has questions about death. Best-selling author and mortician Caitlin Doughty responds to the most fascinating queries she’s ever heard regarding what happens to our bodies after death in her book Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Doughty covers a wide range of topics in a lively, educational, and darkly humorous manner, including flesh-eating insects, ancient Egyptian burial customs, the science of skeletons, and the ideal depth to bury your pet at in order to turn them into mummies. Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? addresses our collective fear of dying with frank, honest, and hilarious facts about what awaits the body we leave behind. It now includes an interview with a clinical expert on discussing these issues with young people—the source of some of our most revealing questions about death.

• Can we give Grandma a Viking funeral? • Will I poop when I die? • What would happen to an astronaut’s body in space?

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Winner of the 2019 Goodreads Choice Award for Science and a New York Times Bestseller

Caitlin Doughty, the funeral director, answers dozens of inquiries concerning death each day. The best questions come from kids. Is it common for people to urinate after they pass away? Can Grandma have a Viking funeral? What would happen to an astronaut’s body if it were forced out of a space shuttle?

In Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?, Doughty combines her expertise as a mortician with the fascinating background of prevailing myths about corpses to provide factual, witty, and honest responses to thirty-five unique questions from her youngest admirers. Doughty describes the science and folklore surrounding what transpires to our bodies after death in her distinctive voice. The best soil for mummification, whether you can preserve your best friend’s skull as a keepsake, and what happens when you die on a plane are among the things readers will learn. Why do corpses groan? What causes bodies to turn colors during decomposition? And why do hair and nails appear longer after death?

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?, masterfully illustrated by Dianné Ruz, demonstrates that death is both science and art, and that we can only start to accept it by asking questions.

  • Print length 240 pages
  • Language English
  • Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
  • Dimensions 5.9 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches
  • ISBN-10 039365270X
  • ISBN-13 978-0393652703
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Do cats eat the eyes first?

And they’ll usually go for the softer parts of your body — your lips or eyelids — because they’re easy access, and then eventually, they wouldn’t go for your eyeballs first, but they might eventually get to your eyeballs.