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Caitlin Doughty / Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?

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Booksmith and The Bindery host a virtual event with Caitlin Doughty for the paperback release of her New York Times bestseller Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?!

Please note:

> This is a ticketed event, with each ticket including a copy of the book – no exceptions. 

> We're happy to say we have *signed copies* for the first 100 orders, and a custom gift for the first 50.

> If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to contact us: [email protected]


Every day, funeral director Caitlin Doughty receives dozens of questions about death. The best questions come from kids. 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.

Caitlin Doughty is a mortician and the New York Times best-selling author of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and From Here to Eternity. She is the creator of the web series Ask a Mortician. She lives in Los Angeles, California, where she owns and runs a funeral home.


Please note: This is a ticketed, all-ages event. Each ticket includes a copy of the paperback edition of Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? – no exceptions. If you already have a copy, remember that books make great gifts! If you've already gifted this title to all of your friends, please write [email protected] and we'll work things out.