Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (Google eBook)

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W. W. Norton & Company, May 17, 2004 - Science - 303 pages
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"One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year....Gross, educational, and unexpectedly sidesplitting."—Entertainment Weekly

Stiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers—some willingly, some unwittingly—have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. In this fascinating account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries and tells the engrossing story of our bodies when we are no longer with them.
  

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Fantastic Read!

User Review  - bigpdbomb1 - Overstock.com

As a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer, I found this entire book quite the interesting read. The author mixes up a vast array of information, medical terminology and touching stories with hilarious ... Read full review

Morbidly Funny

User Review  - Uryuuichi - Borders

When i recieved the assignment to read this book i thought "Wow, this is going to be boring" I was waaay off. This book is one of the best nonfiction books i have read. It's funny (for being about death) and very informative. I would reccomend this book to anyone who loves to read. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Mary Roach is the author of four previous books: Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void, Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife, and Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. Her writing has appeared in Outside, Wired, National Geographic, and the New York Times Magazine, among others. She lives in Oakland, California.

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