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Stiff By Mary Roach

Stiff by Mary Roach

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Summary

"One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year....Gross, educational, and unexpectedly sidesplitting."-Entertainment Weekly

Stiff Summary

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

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.

Stiff Reviews

"This quirky, funny read offers perspective and insight about life, death and the medical profession.... You can close this book with an appreciation of the miracle that the human body really is." -- Tara Parker-Pope - Wall Street Journal
"A laugh-out-loud funny book... one of those wonderful books that offers up enlightenment in the guise of entertainment." -- Michael Little - Washington City Paper
"As weird as the book gets, Roach manages to convey a sense of respect and appreciation for her subjects." -- Roy Rivenburg - Los Angeles Times
"Roach is authoritative, endlessly curious and drolly funny. Her research is scrupulous and winningly presented." -- Adam Woog - Seattle Times
"Mary Roach is one of an endangered species: a science writer with a sense of humor. She is able to make macabre funny without looting death of its dignity." -- Brian Richard Boylan - Denver Post
"Roach writes in an insouciant style and displays her metier in tangents about bizarre incidents in pathological history. Death may have the last laugh, but, in the meantime, Roach finds merriment in the macabre." -- Gilbert Taylor - Booklist
"Acutely entertaining, morbidly fascinating." -- Susan Adams - Forbes

About Mary Roach

Mary Roach is the author of Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, 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.

Additional information

GOR001231713
9780393324822
0393324826
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
Used - Very Good
Paperback
WW Norton & Co
2004-06-22
320
Joint winner of Alex Award 2004
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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