Book Suggestion: Stiff by Mary Roach


I highly recommend the book Stiff by Mary Roach.  It is a fascinating book about cadavers — what happens to the body after death, how cadavers have been used and dealt with throughout history, and much more.  It ties into our discussion today — it is where I learned about the guy that tried to weigh the soul.  I listened to this book several years ago, just because I thought it sounded interesting.  I can honestly say it is laugh out loud funny (Mary Roach is a hoot), and yet the topic is strangely compelling at the same time.  It is not a textbook (it reads so much easier than that), but I think it could be a nice companion to our class experience.