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Reviewed in the United States on March 31, 2019
The book is well written and easy to read. I gobbled this book down. The tales of caution when recounting autopsies (or post-mortems) of those who died of heart & liver disease, alcoholism, drug addiction and other self inflicted illnesses are enough to make you a vegetarian marathon runner. It’s never gory, never voyeristic. She writes with sympathy for the deceased, never judging. She was involved in the terrible aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. Performing nearly 600 “autopsies” on remains from the Twin Towers. For someone who lost a friend that day, it was good to hear the care taken by the authorities. The author does not hold back on some details either, so if you are squeamish about decomposition - there may be some bits you can skip. There are details about her normal life and colleagues, her marriage and her upbringing. She is very honest and forthcoming. A good book.
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