by Mary Roach
Stiff is different kind of look at cadavers and how the living relate to them. I was interested in it because of my science background. The writing was humorous, yet respectful and very enlightening. Roach takes a subject that can be morbid, uncomfortable and depressing and makes it informative, funny and thought-provoking. I especially like the footnotes. If you have a curiosity about how, even in death, some people continue to give to the scientific community for the benefit of everyone, I recommend you read this book.