Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

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Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
303
Dimensions
5.4 X 1.0 X 8.1 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393324822
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About the Author

Mary Roach is the author of five best-selling works of nonfiction, including Grunt, Stiff, and, most recently, Fuzz. Her writing has appeared in National Geographic and the New York Times Magazine, among other publications. She lives in Oakland, California.

Reviews

A laugh-out-loud funny book... one of those wonderful books that offers up enlightenment in the guise of entertainment.-- (08/17/2003)
Roach is authoritative, endlessly curious and drolly funny. Her research is scrupulous and winningly presented.-- (05/11/2003)
Roach writes in an insouciant style and displays her mΓ©tier in tangents about bizarre incidents in pathological history. Death may have the last laugh, but, in the meantime, Roach finds merriment in the macabre.-- (03/15/2003)
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
As weird as the book gets, Roach manages to convey a sense of respect and appreciation for her subjects.--Roy Rivenburg (06/01/2003)
Acutely entertaining, morbidly fascinating.--Susan Adams
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.-- (05/11/2003)