Wednesday, March 11, 2009

How to Be Dead

"The way I see it, being dead is not so terribly far off from being on a cruise ship. Most of your time is spent lying on your back. The brain has shut down. The flesh begins to soften. Nothing much new happens, and nothing is expected of you."

—Mary Roach in Stiff: The Curious Life of Human Cadavers

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is the third time I've run across this title in the past two days. The second time was about two minutes ago on Audrey Niffenegger's website. And F. is also reading it.