Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

by Mary Roach

Stiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodiespostmortem.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.05 out of 5
  • Published 2004 by W. W. Norton & Company
  • Original Title: Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
  • ISBN: 0393324826 (ISBN13: 9780393324822)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Literary Awards: Guardian First Book Award Nominee for Also Commended (2003)
  • ALA Alex Award (2004)
  • Abraham Lincoln Award Nominee (2006)

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.