We have just launched the official MMNster Book Club: Books to be Murdered to, and you’re invited to join us in sitting crooked and reading straight! Each month, we’ll nominate a few books we’re interested in, post a poll to vote on our favorite selections, and then get busy reading! Book selections will include true crime classics like all things Ann Rule, the latest thrillers, and anything spooky y’all are into! We want to hear what everyone has to say about the book, so we’ll have discussion questions based on which chapter you’re on in the book so there will be no spoilers!
Is there a scary book you’ve just been dying to read? Perhaps you have a favorite true crime book you’ve read 100 times, but you would love to discuss it with your new murder friends at the MNNster commune? Please comment below to nominate a book, and we’ll put it to a vote!
The first book we are tackling for February is Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by Ronan Farrow, followed by Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs by Caitlin Doughey for March!
In this instant New York Times bestselling account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at any cost.
In 2017, a routine network television investigation led Ronan Farrow to a story only whispered about: one of Hollywood’s most powerful producers was a predator, protected by fear, wealth, and a conspiracy of silence. As Farrow drew closer to the truth, shadowy operatives, from high-priced lawyers to elite war-hardened spies, mounted a secret campaign of intimidation, threatening his career, following his every move, and weaponizing an account of abuse in his own family.
All the while, Farrow and his producer faced a degree of resistance they could not explain — until now. And a trail of clues revealed corruption and cover-ups from Hollywood to Washington and beyond.
This is the untold story of the exotic tactics of surveillance and intimidation deployed by wealthy and connected men to threaten journalists, evade accountability, and silence victims of abuse. And it’s the story of the women who risked everything to expose the truth and spark a global movement.
Best-selling author and mortician Caitlin Doughty answers real questions from kids about death, dead bodies, and decomposition.
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.