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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.

"One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year....Gross, educational, and unexpectedly sidesplitting." -Entertainment Weekly

Author: Mary Roach
Publisher: WW Norton And Company
Pages: 303pp
Size: 5.5 x 8.25
Notes: paperback
Release Date: May 17, 2004
ISBN: 978-0393324822