About this book
Entertaining look at what happens to our bodies after we die. This insightful expose draws on every element of the death business - from decomposition and body-snatching to the myriad ways bodies can be used posthumously. "One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year" "Entertainment Weekly"
Everything you ever wanted to know about what happens to bodies after they die. In this exploration into the macabre, Mary Roach tells a story that reaches from medieval pharmacies, stories of 19th century body snatching, to the present-day Body Farms, and conferences on human composting.