Season’s Readings: 12 Days of Book-mas – A great gift for people who like science or medicine


As part of this series, I am also sharing recommendations from others. Today’s book recommendation comes from Kelly at Brownies and Zucchini.

A great gift for people who like science or medicine, or anyone who is interested in learning random medical facts and practices with some comedy thrown in.  My Life Drawing professor in college actually read portions of it to us during class, which I thought was an interesting twist on learning about human anatomy.  I don’t think I would’ve picked this book up on my own if she hadn’t started reading it.

  • Name of book: Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
  • Author: Mary Roach
  • What is about: A unique approach explaining things having to do with death. That makes it sound super morbid, but it is actually a generally comedic and extremely interesting read.
  • Why you like it/recommend it: Each chapter is like its own little short story full of facts and anecdotes about death. It is a really easy and interesting ready, but it is also easy to stop and start it as you have time.
  • Other things people should know (part of a series, now a movie, etc) Mary Roach has written other books in this form ( Spook, Gulp, and Bonk) of which I have only read one (Spook), but I can only imagine that they are as interesting and fun to read as this one!

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