Past Meetup

Non-Fiction: Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

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Location: Chicken Scratch/The Foundry. I'm hoping for nice weather. This is a mostly outside venue on the west side of downtown, just across the Calatrava bridge. Chicken Scratch serves fried chicken, and The Foundry serves beer, etc. We'll try to get a large seating area outside. See you there!

Stiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers—some willingly, some unwittingly—have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. In this fascinating account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries and tells the engrossing story of our bodies when we are no longer with them.