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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers [PDF]

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“One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year….Gross, educational, and unexpectedly sidesplitting.”–Entertainment Weekly

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As weird as the book gets, Roach manages to convey a sense of respect and appreciation for her subjects., A laugh-out-loud funny book… one of those wonderful books that offers up enlightenment in the guise of entertainment., Roach writes in an insouciant style and displays her métier in tangents about bizarre incidents in pathological history.

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Death may have the last laugh, but, in the meantime, Roach finds merriment in the macabre., ‘Uproariously funny’ doesn’t seem a likely description for a book on cadavers. However, Roach… has done the nearly impossible and written a book as informative and respectful as it is irreverent and witty., 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., Roach is authoritative, endlessly curious and drolly funny.

Her research is scrupulous and winningly presented., Mary Roach is one of an endangered species: a science writer with a sense of humor.

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She is able to make macabre funny without looting death of its dignity., Roach seems intent on helping us (and herself) get a better handle on the meaning of death, or, at least, on making one’s own death meaningful., Roach writes in an insouciant style and displays her mtier in tangents about bizarre incidents in pathological history. Death may have the last laugh, but, in the meantime, Roach finds merriment in the macabre.

Title Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
Author Mary Roach
Edition
ISBN 0393324826
Pages 304 pages
Rating
4.4/55 ratings

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