I read Ms. Doughty’s first book Smoke Gets in Your Eyes while on a bus trip three years ago and after a death in the immediate family. I finished reading From Here to Eternity the same day another immediate family member had been placed in hospice.
I applaud Ms. Doughty for doing what she does and bringing a very tough topic to the forefront with honesty and humor. Death is part of the life cycle and so is grieving and not enough is given to the ritual of death and grieving. Ms. Doughty traveled the world to see how other cultures deal with death and it is very different from what we know in the United States. And then how the United States is influencing other cultures.
A must read.