Stiff

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Stiff

The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

By Mary Roach

W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393324822, 303pp.

Publication Date: May 17, 2004

Description
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.


About the Author
Mary Roach is the best-selling author of Stiff, Spook, Bonk, and most recently, Packing for Mars. Her writing has appeared in Salon, Wired, Outside, GQ, Discover, Vogue, and the NewYork Times Magazine.