REST IN PIECES by Bess Lovejoy
Now this was a fun book. As you can see, the full title is actually THE CURIOUS FATES OF FAMOUS CORPSES; REST IN PIECES and it is a very accurate description of what you'll find inside. It's positively fascinating! I couldn't put it down. It's crazy how mishandled some of the most famous corpses of all time have been. We're talking, "oops, we misplaced the head" bad. It's a really fascinating read.
Not only is the book just plain beautiful (it's now a showpiece on my bookcase), it's well written, funny and just a little twisted. It'd have to be with this subject matter. It was also the perfect answer to a dull afternoon. I loved it.
Definitely, definitely, read this. It's fantastic and you'll both gross out and really impress at your next dinner party. It's a wonderfully original piece of writing on a subject matter that has always been fascinating. It's a great book.