Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

By Mary Roach

  • Release Date: 2004-05-17
  • Genre: Life Sciences
Score: 5
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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.


  • Fascinating. Buy this book!

    By potter.girl11
    Mary Roach approaches the subject of death with light hearted candor in this book that answers the question "what happens to your body when you're dead?" From information on cremation and caskets and composting, the author delves into what really happens when you're dead. If you're an organ donor or you've agreed to donate your whole body to science, you're going to find out exactly what that means. With dignity and the utmost respect, Roach gives us a never-before-seen look at the "life" of cadavers.