Thursday, July 7, 2011

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

If you are deciding if you want to donate your organs or become an anatomy class cadaver or maybe be a crash test dummy or why not get a post-mortem face lift, be sure to read this book first! Stiff is morose, but it's also side-splitting at the same time. It's everything you want to know about what can happen to dead bodies. Roach covers all aspects of "donation for science," including, surgery practice, gross anatomy lab, decomposition studies, and crash and ballistic testing. Also detailed are the standard burial topics, embalming, cremation, and coffin decomposition. The author's humor is cheeky, but she is never disrespectful toward her subjects.

5 Stars

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