Caitlin Doughty from the YouTube channel Ask a Mortician discusses the history of death masks. I was particularly fascinated by how they were linked to the modern wax museum.
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Death Lit: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
I am a big fan of the YouTube channel Ask a Mortician by Cailtin Doughty. I especially love the videos on historical corpses. In all of her videos, Doughty not only provides tons of interesting information but shares it in a clear and direct style with a touch of humor. I could say the same about her writing. I was excited to pick up a copy of her first book, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, and I enjoyed it thoroughly. At no point was the book morbid despite being about dying, death rites, the funeral industry and corpses. I found it informing and a pleasure to read.
I highly recommend it, particularly because I think it would be accessible to a wide range of reading skills. The style was straight-forward and easy to read, and the content never failed to keep me informed and entertained.
Ask a Mortician is an engaging, fact-filled YouTube channel. Highly recommended!