Field Notes Book Group
Join the Field Notes Book Group in the STEM program room downstairs as we discuss our February selection, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes & Other Lessons from the Crematory, by Caitlin Doughty. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk.
Doughty has her own YouTube channel, entitled "Ask a Mortician", and in this funny and quirky memoir she describes her first six years working in the American funeral industry in graphic and fascinating detail. What makes a person take a job at a crematorium right out of college? What actually goes on in a cremation? Are there better ways for our culture to deal with the inevitability of death? Doughty takes on these questions and more in her inimitable style.
Join us for what promises to be a fascinating discussion about death and the funeral industry and one woman's experience of it from the inside. If COVID permits, coffee and refreshments will be available.