Book Soup & Spaceland present Ask a Mortician live with Caitlin Doughty


Join us for this stage version of best-selling author & mortician Caitlin Doughty’s popular YouTube series, Ask a Mortician, in which Caitlin will be answering your questions(!), all in celebration of the release of her new book, Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals about Death.


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 and the intriguing history behind common misconceptions about corpses to offer factual, hilarious, and candid answers to thirty-five distinctive questions posed by her youngest fans. In her inimitable voice, Doughty details lore and science of what happens to, and inside, our bodies after we die. Why do corpses groan? What causes bodies to turn colors during decomposition? And why do hair and nails appear longer after death? Readers will learn the best soil for mummifying your body, whether you can preserve your best friend's skull as a keepsake, and what happens when you die on a plane. Beautifully illustrated by Dianné Ruz, Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? shows us that death is science and art, and only by asking questions can we begin to embrace it.


About the author:

Caitlin Doughty is a mortician and the author of Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? as well as the New York Times best-selling books Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and From Here to Eternity. She is the creator of the "Ask a Mortician" web series and founder of The Order of the Good Death. She lives in Los Angeles, where she owns and runs a funeral home, Undertaking LA.


This event will take place at the Regent Theatre DTLA located at 448 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013. Doors open at 7:00pm, event starts at 8:00pm. 

Ticket One: $35.00 (Tickets are general admission and include one entry & one copy of Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs)

Ticket Two: $45.00 (Tickets are general admission and include two entries & one copy of Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs)

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Event date: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 8:00pm
Event address: 
Regent Theater
448 S. Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013