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.
I don't always read nonfiction, but when I do, it's the most odd stuff ever!
This book is wonderfully humorous and dark, sometimes gruesome. Mary Roach explores what happens to our bodies after death from the normal to the extremely strange. Cadavers have all sorts of scientific uses and many aren't what you might expect. It was educational and fascinating with a dose of quirky humor.
Not recommended to those with weak stomachs!
I have since picked up Mary Roach's Packing For Mars. Everything you didn't know about astronauts but always wanted to. Like astronauts throwing up in their spacesuits and space toilets.
Find out more about Mary Roach on her website.
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Congratulations to the winners from the Loose Corset Goddess Fish tour! All the emails have been sent, and I'm packing up the prizes to be mailed this week.
The Geeky Dice & Debauchery tour will continue this week.
Don't forget my first geeky giveaway is still going on!