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Stiff by Mary Roach
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Mar 08, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: 2012

Even though this book is about dead bodies, it is oddly funny. Roach is like your best friend telling you about the time she went to the morgue. An interesting read, but I wouldn't suggest it if someone you know has died recently. Roach goes through just about anything a body can go through once it is considered dead, including when a body is considered dead. On a slightly unrelated side note, I got this book from my schools library and when I began reading it, I thought it smelled a little like death--I had to febreeze it. Probably psychosomatic, but beware! :)

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Nikki Ha. I can't believe you febreezed it! Have I ever told you my dad considered mortuary school? Anyway, I might have to move this up on my to-read list.

JodyReads Well I had to do something! Jen suggested dryer sheets, but I didn't have any, so I spayed the febreeze in the air and put the book in the mist. Worked like a charm. :) I didn't know about your dad! You should consider this, it was like I don't want be fascinated my dead bodies....but I kind of am!

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