This book really made me think about the decisions I made and why I made them. I didn't think too much about what my children watched on TV - now I understand the point of not exposing them to fearful scenarios. At the same time, I worry less about things happening to them - I consciously tell myself not to be driven by irrational fears and worries.
I have recommended this book to many people, and have bought it on paper as well so I can reread whenever I need a reminder.
I have just finished listening to this book and thoroughly enjoyed it. The author has a dry wit that often made me laugh at loud, but she is never disrespectful. Who knew cadavers played so many roles? I am very keen to read Mary Roach's other books.
The narration is also excellent - I love Shelly Frasier's voice and will seek out more books read by her.
As to what happens to my body after death? I was not put off by anything in this book - as the author says, "there is no dignified way to go," and will tell my family to make the best use of me they can, insofar as it fits within their comfort zone. After all, they are the ones who have to live with it.
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