Thursday, March 20, 2014

Book Review: Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

STIFF: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
Who knew there were so many things a dead body could do?!
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers is a fascinating, and quite hilarious, book about many of the possibilities in which a human body can be used.
Like being able to tell how accurate car safety crash tests are.
Or being used by doctors to practice plastic surgery.
Or how (or if) a person would be able to survive a plane crash.
And my personal favorite, for crime scene investigation purposes (body farms y’all!).
You didn’t have to ace your high school anatomy class (or even have taken one) to understand the amazing things our bodies can do, even if we’re no longer using them ourselves.
And the way Mary Roach writes is so engrossing, I completely forgot I was reading non-fiction, and learning about something I would not have otherwise given a second thought to.

I give this one a B+.

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