Mary Roach,
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
(W.W. Norton & Co., 2003)

I read a review that called this book "boring." I would sure like to meet the person who wrote that, as he must be one strange dude. I found every single page of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers to be fascinating and informative.

I consider myself a well-rounded autodidact. Well, Mary Roach just took me to school again!

At around 300 pages and 12 compelling chapters, I was sad to see it end. While the writing was first rate, the humor top drawer and the selection of topics spot on, I was mostly impressed with the huge amount of knowledge that can be gleamed from these pages. It may not be useful knowledge, but nevertheless it is so interesting that I can virtually guarantee that most readers will be pleasantly surprised if they happen to pick up this book.

book review by
Michael L. Gooch

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