From Here to Eternity - Book - Ritual PNW
Microcosm Publishing

From Here to Eternity - Book

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Mortician Caitlin Doughty traveled the world to explore a variety of funerary practices, the result of which is an entertaining investigative report comparing and contrasting all of the rituals society holds to in an attempt to reconcile humans with mortality. 


  • Includes quaint, oddly comforting ink sketch illustrations
  • Sprinkled with gallows humor and personal anecdotes


  • Hardcover book with jacket is 8.5 in. tall and 6.5 in. wide
  • 239 pages with index


Portland's most colorful, authentic, and empowering publishing house and distributor, Microcosm Publishing & Distribution is a vertically integrated publishing house that equips readers to make positive changes in their lives and in the world around them. Microcosm emphasizes skill-building, showing hidden histories, and fostering creativity through challenging conventional publishing wisdom with books and zines about DIY skills, food, bicycling, gender, self-care, and social justice. Microcosm was started by Joe Biel in his bedroom as a distro and record label in 1996 and is now among the oldest independent book publishing houses in Portland, OR. Microcosm focuses on relating the experiences of what it's like to be a marginalized person and strives to be recognized for spirit, creativity, and value. All books are printed in the U.S. on post-consumer papers, and the company doubles the industry average in number of women authors and prioritizes hiring of special needs employees. Microcosm constantly poses the question “How can we remove barriers to success for marginalized people in our industry?”