June 24 at 7pm: An Evening with Mary Roach!

Finally, a book club for Peculiars!

Book cover for STIFF

Join host Dr. Brandy Schillace for a book club date with Mary Roach, author of STIFF: the curious lives of human cadavers. In true book-club style, you will meet the author and participate in the discussion–so come with questions! Join us, too, for the PopCult Quizzer with host Davey Berris, where science fact meets science fiction.

First 50 to register entered into a drawing for a signed copy of GULP! Many thanks to Mary Roach!

Livestream on June 24th, Thursday at 7 PM EDT. Donations requested for tickets to support books and authors that even a mad scientist would be proud of!

“The human head is of the same approximate size and weight as a roaster chicken. I have never before had occasion to make the comparison, for never before today have I seen a head in a roasting pan.”

― Mary Roach, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers


  • How have things changed since the book came out? What’s been going on with crash safety research and body farms? Is human composting finally an option?
  • Who has rights to a body when it is unclaimed? Do you think its ethical to use them?
  • Does the book make you think differently about your body and what you might do with it?
  • How do you feel about some of the stranger experiments? Head transplants??

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June 24 at 7pm: An Evening with Mary Roach!