Searching for a good death sounds like it could be depressing, but one author has coined it in her exploration of worldwide death practices. The host of a web series, Caitlin Doughty fancies herself something of a tour guide to a little viewed piece of society. She fears dealing with death, the actual body, has become clinical and detached in America compared to other rituals and procedures practiced around the world. She makes the point that there are many ways to observe death, and some of them are fascinating.
- A new book by Caitlin Doughty offers a look at death practices around the world.
- American approaches to death are very detached compared to many other practices elsewhere.
- Doughty feels that different approaches to death offer people motivation to live differently as well.
“In her latest book, Caitlin Doughty, the self-proclaimed “funeral industry rabble-rouser,” takes readers on a tour of the globe’s most unusual death and grieving practices.”