Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
W.W.Norton & C | 2004 | ISBN: 0393050939 | 305 pages | EPUB | 3 MB
"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. In this fascinating, ennobling account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries—from the anatomy labs and human-sourced pharmacies of medieval and nineteenth-century Europe to a human decay research facility in Tennessee, to a plastic surgery practice lab, to a Scandinavian funeral directors' conference on human composting. In her droll, inimitable voice, Roach tells the engrossing story of our bodies when we are no longer with them.