Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death by Caitlin Doughty

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death

Best-selling author and mortician Caitlin Doughty answers real questions from kids about death, dead bodies, and decomposition.Every day, funeral director Caitlin Doughty receives dozens of questions about death. What would happen to an astronaut’s body if it were pushed out of a space shuttle? Do people poop when they die? Can Grandma have a Viking funeral?In Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?, Doughty blends her mortician’s knowledge of the body ...

Details Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death

TitleWill My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death
Release DateSep 10th, 2019
PublisherW. W. Norton Company
GenreNonfiction, Science, Humor, Death

Reviews Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death

  • Kat
    if u really don’t want to be feasted upon posthumously by a nonhuman member of ur family, get a pet rock.
  • Petra-X
    Instapot Corpse Disposal: Recipe for cooking a corpseAn alternative to cremation (not a tasty dish for cannibals). First, put the body into a very large instapot (euphemistically called a 'pressurised stainless steel cremation chamber'. cover with water and alkali. Heat to 350F and raise the pressure. 'Cook' for 4 to 6 hours. Finish by draining off the greenish-brownish liquid of amino acids, peptides, sugars and salts, (don't drink this soup, i...
  • Science (Fiction) Nerd Mario
    Death. The grim reaper. The big nothing. The great leveler. And so on, or no, precisely not, or still? Puh, getting philosophical in here, so put out all your thoughts...Come, little kitty cat, tasty eyeballs are served. No matter if it is a dog, cat, weasel, reptile (I am not sure regarding their eating behavior), if time and hunger are combined and carrion acceptable for the animal, well... At least one lives on in his pet, except it gets a foo...
  • Jenna
    Those who have read Caitlin Doughty's previous books know her talent for taking the usually bleak and depressing subject of death and turning it into something entertaining. A bit on the gross side perhaps, but entertaining nonetheless. In Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?, Ms. Doughty answers several questions about death, dying, and dead bodies asked of her by children. They are things that many of you may have wondered too, at least when you were c...
  • Melki
    Yay! This was yet another enjoyable go-round with my favorite mortician!Here Doughty dumbs it down a bit with a younger audience in mind, but not so dumb that adults can't get something out of her lessons too. Here are snappy answers to not-so-stupid questions, like Can We Give Grandma a Viking Funeral?, What If They Make a Mistake and Bury Me When I'm Just in a Coma?, and If I Died Making a Stupid Face, Would It Be Stuck Like That Forever?. She ...
  • Iben Frederiksen
    “He won’t be diving straight for the human flesh. But a cat has got to eat, and you are the person who feeds him. This is the cat-human compact. Death doesn’t free you from performing your contractual obligations.” Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? - Big Questions From Tiny Mortals About Death, written by mortician Caitlin Doughty, is the book to answer all those questions about death you've been too embarressed to ask.In a Q & A format, Dough...
  • Larry
    Can learning about death be fun? Yes! Becoming a huge fan of this author, like her YouTube channel as well.
  • Olive
    Check out my review on booktube: https://youtu.be/ZBDA4V2qIAEAND the below review originally appeared on Open Letters Review.Speaking to children about difficult topics is never easy, but the concerns are often comfortingly stereotypical. Perhaps the kids are old enough to discuss the birds and the bees or they’ve joined a sketchy peer group that demands a stern talk about drug or alcohol abuse. But sitting them down to talk about death? A talk...
  • ALet
    /5 This was a little bit too simplistic.A few parts in the book I found really interesting, but in general, it was a little bit too oversimplified. It was written in question-answer format (I listened to an audiobook) so it was really easy to get through it, but the majority of questions were just a little bit too ridiculous, I think she could answer more difficult questions then book would be much more fascinating. I could definitely see that sh...
  • Lois Bujold
    Another excellent book by California mortician and death geek Doughty on her favorite subject, this one in the form of candid answers to frank questions she has fielded from youngsters over the years on the subject of death. Or, all the things the adults wanted to know but were too embarrassed to ask. A quick and engrossing read, and thus a good intro to the writer, but for my money her earlier more personal memoir Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: and Ot...
  • Ashley Holstrom
    Caitlin Doughty rules. She takes a scary topic like death and makes it feel normal. Because it is normal. We’re all gonna die, y’all, and there’s nothing we can do about it. While this book is influenced by questions from children, I wouldn’t say it’s a great book for kiddos to read unless they’re mature enough to think about decomposing bodies. But hey, maybe that’s the point. Normalize it! Her answers to these questions (“If I d...
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    3.75 stars First off, full confession: A Book Olive did not personally recommend this book to me. I watched her youtube video about this book and I consider it a recommendation because I never would have read this book otherwise. I also like to give credit where credit is due. So, thank you, Olive! You can watch her review hereThis book is by a mortician who likes to talk about death. She got lots of interesting questions from kids and decided...
  • Rebecca
    This is the third book by the millennial mortician, and I’ve taken perverse glee in reading them all. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes explains cremation and combats misconceptions about death; From Here to Eternity surveys death rituals from around the world. This new book seems to be aimed at (morbid) children, but for me it was more like one of those New Scientist books (Why Don’t Penguins’ Feet Freeze?) or Why Do Men Have Nipples?Some of the que...
  • Ross Blocher
    Caitlin Doughty is a mortician who runs a funeral home in Los Angeles, founded the Order of the Good Death, and hosts the Ask A Mortician channel on YouTube. She's also the author of three books, and now one of my must-read authors. In Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?, Doughty answers this and many other questions she has been asked, specifically by children. There are 34 questions total, including "Can I keep my parents' skull after they die?", "Can...
  • Rachael Marie
    My only issue is that this just wasn't long enough!
  • Susie
    This is definitely one of those books that will make me annoy my partner with lots of "Did you know?"s.
  • Erica
    Look. I've already pre-ordered this. I need it in my life badly.I don't think my local bookstore gets a lot of pre-orders, even though I pre-order several books per year, because the clerk, with whom I've spoken about pre-orders before, kept letting me know that this book won't be out until mid-September. I assured her I was well aware, that's why I am PRE-ordering it.She made note of my knowledge. So, anyway...Remember when Caitlin requested chi...
  • The Captain
    Ahoy there mateys! Kids ask the strangest things. I first read this author’s book, smoke gets in your eyes, and loved it. So of course I had to read this one too. In this the author answers children’s questions about death including the question that is the title. I read most of the book out loud to the First Mate. There were just too many cool facts not to. My two favourite chapters were “What would happen to an astronaut body in space?”...
  • Erin Cataldi
    Seriously SOO GOOD! If you're a fan of Caitlin Doughty's previous book, "Smoke Get's in Your Eyes" or Mary Roach's class, "Stiff," then you will absolutely appreciate the smarts and humor that went into making this book. Each chapter centers on a different "taboo" question that Caitlin has been asked over her career in the funeral business. From dying in space to cannibalism to viking funerals to corpses pooping. The questions are answered with g...
  • Sydney
    Another amazing book by Caitlin Doughty, this time in Q&A format, answering your weirdest questions that we all want to know the answers to! Caitlin is an amazing person who always makes me laugh and feel grossed out at the same time! Although, the more I read about death and the dying process, the less grossed out I feel, which is a plus (I think). I have read Doughty’s previous novels and especially loved "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" ever since ...
  • Stacy Fetters
    "What would happen if you died on a plane?The flight attendant would open the plane’s emergency door and toss your body out, attached to a parachute. Before you head out the door, they’d place a little card in your pocket that lists your name and address and says, don’t worry I’m already dead."People, especially kids have this weird obsession with learning about the dead and the afterlife. I know that I do! And our favorite Aunt, Caitlin ...
  • Moonbook
    I love to learning about death
  • Kaethe Douglas
    This has such a perfect cat on the cover. It's all perfect, really. The art features a girl and a skeleton, minimalist, just a tad creepy, but also adorable. Which is pretty much the same as the text. It's fascinating what questions kids ask, and Doughty is clear and accurate in a casual, slightly snarky tone. The answers are age-appropriate for even quite young children because there's nothing scary: it's all the debunking of scary, really. Real...
  • Peter Tillman
    Who could resist a book by a fashionista mortician who answers such questions as, “what would happen if you swallowed a bag of popcorn before you died and were cremated?” OK, on hand. The art and ideas are cute, but it's pitched to (I think) a middle-grade audience. Not really my kind of thing. So I'm closing it out as DNF, after reading and skimming half or more -- but you may want to take a look. And read some of the more-enthusiastic revie...
  • Francesca Calarco
    I feel like if more textbooks took the approach of mortician and NPR’s death expert Caitlin Doughty, we would have more kids in STEM. In this genius work of comedy, Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death, Doughty sets out to answer questions she has received from kids on all matters related to human decomposition. Kids ask the important questions after all, like ”What would happen if you swallowed a bag of po...
  • C.
    I can honestly say that I've never wondered what happens if someone dies in space or why bugs don't eat our bones. Leave it to the inquiring minds of children to come up with such intriguing questions that lead to such an engrossing book. This is my first non-fiction book of the year and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Though it may not be a novel I'll plop on my shelves to revisit down the road I did learn interesting facts ...