I had not thought a great deal about what donating one’s body or organs to science actually means in current times or what it has meant in the past. The author tackles a macabre subject with just the right balance of humor and serious reflection to make the book, if not enjoyable to read, at least palpable. You learn a great deal about the use (and misuse) of dead bodies and are provoked to think about your own views of what the line of decency is when using cadavers to serve the needs of the living.