"One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year....Gross, educational, and unexpectedly
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.