Leader: Renee Countryman
Book: Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
Author: Mary Roach
Description: We don’t talk about death enough, and everyone dies. I continue to be amazed at how little people want to discuss or plan for the death of their loved ones or themself. I think this is a fun book to spark conversations about the end of your life or the life of those around you. Plus, some of you may decide to donate your body to science at the end of your time on earth, don’t you want to know what might happen?
From Goodreads: “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.”