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2 Best Mortality Books

Discover a collection of mortality books, offering insights into life's impermanence and the human experience. Explore now!


Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

by Caitlin Doughty

4.8 (8111 reviews)

What is Smoke Gets in Your Eyes about?

In this thought-provoking memoir, the author takes readers on a captivating journey into the world of death and dying. Through her experiences working in a crematory, Caitlin Doughty explores the taboo subject of death with humor, honesty, and compassion. From the practicalities of cremation to the cultural rituals surrounding death, this book offers a unique perspective on mortality, challenging societal norms and encouraging readers to confront their own mortality.

Who should read Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

  • Those curious about the inner workings of a crematory.

  • Individuals seeking a unique perspective on death and dying.

  • Funeral industry professionals looking for insights and reflections.


The Undying

by Anne Boyer

4.4 (227 reviews)

What is The Undying about?

"The Undying" is a poignant and thought-provoking exploration of the author's personal journey through cancer. Anne Boyer delves into the complexities of pain, vulnerability, mortality, and the healthcare system, while also examining the intersections of art, time, dreams, data, and exhaustion. With raw honesty and lyrical prose, Boyer offers a powerful reflection on the experience of illness and the importance of compassionate care.

Who should read The Undying

  • Patients and caregivers seeking a profound exploration of illness and care.

  • Medical professionals looking for insights into the human experience of illness.

  • Art enthusiasts interested in the intersection of art and medicine.