Ask a Mortician is a TV-Series

30.04.2015 Misc #Death #Series

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Die beste Totengräberin des Internets, Caitlin „Ask a Mortitian“ Doughty, bekommt eine eigene Serie. Paramount hat die Rechte an ihrem Buch Smoke gets in your Eyes gekauft und machen daraus jetzt „a show that explores her unique perspective on death with the same humorous and engaging style that defines her memoir“. Six Feet Under reloaded, quasi. YES PLEASE!

The New York Times bestselling memoir, published by W.W. Norton & Company, follows Doughty, a twentysomething mortician with a degree in medieval history and a flair for the macabre who takes a job at a crematory, turning her morbid curiosity into her life’s work. Now a licensed mortician with an alternative funeral practice, she argues that our fear of dying warps our culture and society, and calls for better ways of dealing with death.

Variety: Paramount TV & Anonymous Content Developing ‘Smoke Gets in Your Eyes’ Series

[update] Anscheinend gibt es auch zwei neue Bücher von Caitlin, die Dame hat anscheinend mächtig viel vor mit dem Tod. Aus der PM kann man leider nicht zitieren, da der Verlag das irgendwie in tausend DIV-Layern auf Scribd veröffentlicht hat, was das wahrscheinlich zu einer der technisch schlechtesten Pressemitteilungen aller Zeiten macht. Aber da kann ja Caitlin nix für und ich hab's über die Dev-Tools und display:none irgendwie hinbekommen:

The first of the new books will question the idea that there are universal “dignified” and “respectful” ways to care for the dead. Caitlin shares a wealth of discoveries that are as weirdly fascinating as they are uplifting. The book is planned for publication in Fall 2016.

The second book will bring us up to date with Caitlin and her L.A. undertakings, giving us a revealing glimpse behind the scenes of her curious profession and its colorful and fascinating figures. With wry humor and powerful, emotional storytelling, Caitlin will describe becoming an involved practitioner—not to mention an independent businesswoman in an industry dominated by men and corporations—and will present a powerful message about the way we approach death as a society.