I don't read much non-fiction, especially science, but this book was hilarious and not at all dry. Yes, a little gross at times, so if you get squeaked out easily it may not be for you. The author was able to take a humorous look at at not-so-humorous subject. I felt it was respectul to the deceased and it was more the situation and the people who dealt with it that was the focus of the humor.If you ever wanted to know every possible scenario of what could happen to the cadaver of someone who has checked the "donate to science" box...get this book. You'll learn and laugh at the same time.