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Working Stiff The Fearless Memoir Of A Young Forensic Pathologist S Rookie Season As A NYC Medical Examiner, And The Cases, Hair Raising And Heartbreaking And Impossibly Complex, That Shaped Her As Both A Physician And A Mother.Just Two Months Before The September 11 Terrorist Attacks, Dr Judy Melinek Began Her Training As A New York City Forensic Pathologist With Her Husband T.J And Their Toddler Daniel Holding Down The Home Front, Judy Threw Herself Into The Fascinating World Of Death Investigation, Performing Autopsies, Investigating Death Scenes, Counseling Grieving Relatives Working Stiff Chronicles Judy S Two Years Of Training, Taking Readers Behind The Police Tape Of Some Of The Most Harrowing Deaths In The Big Apple, Including A Firsthand Account Of The Events Of September 11, The Subsequent Anthrax Bio Terrorism Attack, And The Disastrous Crash Of American Airlines Flight 587.Lively, Action Packed, And Loaded With Mordant Wit, Working Stiff Offers A Firsthand Account Of Daily Life In One Of America S Most Arduous Professions, And The Unexpected Challenges Of Shuttling Between The Domains Of The Living And The Dead The Body Never Lies, And Through The Murders, Accidents, And Suicides That Land On Her Table, Dr Melinek Lays Bare The Truth Behind The Glamorized Depictions Of Autopsy Work On Shows Like CSI And Law And Order To Reveal The Secret Story Of The Real Morgue.


10 thoughts on “Working Stiff

  1. says:

    Dear Fiction Writers,If you are looking for story ideas, read this non fiction book It s chock full of interesting deaths and fascinating details on the science of the human body.I was gripped from the first page as Dr Melinek begins her journey of training to be a medical examiner in New York City, 2001 She obviously found time who knows how to record in her daily journal for two years Little did she realize she was about to play a crucial part as one of the investigators in America s Dear Fiction Writers,If you are looking for story ideas, read this non fiction book It s chock full of interesting deaths and fascinating details on the science of the human body.I was gripped from the first page as Dr Melinek begins her journey of training to be a medical examiner in New York City, 2001 She obviously found time who knows how to record in her daily journal for two years Little did she realize she was about to play a crucial part as one of the investigators in America s greatest human tragedy As a new trainee, she was thrown into 9 11 to sift through semi truck trailers full of body parts, jet fuel and ash She relates this horrific experience with humbleness and gratitude for the first resp...


  2. says:

    Not for the faint of heartWhile I was on my people who work with dead bodies kick Stiff, Good Mourning , I stumbled upon this gem This book wasn t as polished as Stiff nor was it as focused as Good Mourning but I certainly enjoyed listening to this This one was able to give a fascinating medical examiner s perspective on the deceased.As described in the title, this book covers the bodies Judy Melinek tacked throughout her residency in a New York morgue She starts with the natural causes, Not for the faint of heartWhile I was on my people who work with dead bodies kick Stiff, Good Mourning , I stumbled upon this gem This book wasn t as polis...


  3. says:

    I am so enjoying this book The author has this strangely cheery tone She loves her job and the corpses and loves especially discussing really bad wounds and how the people whom she generally addresses by their first names got them Very ...


  4. says:

    Working Stiff Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner by Judy Melinek, T.J Mitchell, Tanya Eby Narrator is a terrific audio book I picked up from the library Wow I have been a RN all my life and now retired but those faint of heart may not be able to read this It is a bit detailed at what a medical examiner really does for a living and not the TV ver...


  5. says:

    A very good book that s guaranteed to ruin CSI for you I quit watching years ago She does a great job describing what a busy city morgue is like How she manages to wait for months for paperwork, deals with the crazed public, overworked police,just popped so realistically A rush on a tox screen meant only waiting a week, while a month wasn t unusual She had to balance knowing part of the picture with releasing the body to relatives while accurately assessing the sort of death A very good book that s guaranteed to ruin CSI for you I quit watching years ago She does a great job describing what a busy city morgue is like How she manages to wait for months for paperwork, deals with the crazed public, overw...


  6. says:

    Can I just say OMG I learned a lot about exactly what a forensic pathologist does, and let me just say again, OMG Judy Melinek details every sort of disease and injury possible in a human body Her account of her very worst case almost had me doubled over, but I was also fascinated Hmm, not sure what this says about me I ve got to mention her account of 9 11 as she was one of the pathologists involved in trying to identify all the bodies Her details and descriptions werehorrifying than a Can I just say OMG I learned a lot about exactly what a forensic pathologist does, and let me just say again, OMG Judy Melinek details every sort of disease and injury possible in a human body Her account of her very worst case almost had me doubled over, but I was also fascinated Hmm, not sure what this says about me I ve got to mention her account of 9 11 as she was one of the pathologists involved in trying to identify all the bodies Her detail...


  7. says:

    A long time ago, I had to attend an autopsy for my work, concerning a case of a fatal accident I wasn t glad with it, because the only time I saw a dead person up until then, was some 15 years earlier, when I was twelve It was my nephew, of the same age, who had died in the bathroom after he fell while bathing and broke his neck I still remember it clearly because we my dad and I had to wait in the hospital for about an hour and I was really nervous by the time we could visit him I ran awa A long time ago, I had to attend an autopsy for my work, concerning a case of a fatal accident I wasn t glad with it, because the only time I saw a dead person up until then, was some 15 years earlier, when I was twelve It was my nephew, of the same age, who had died in the bathroom after he fell while bathing and broke his neck I still remember it clearly because we my dad and I had to wait in the hospital for about an hour and I was really nervous by the time we could visit him I ran away in panic from the morgue in the hospital, horrified by...


  8. says:

    3.5 stars The memoirs of a forensic pathologist during the years of her fellowship, which placed her in NYC during the September 11 terrorist attack, helping to tag, bag, and attempt to identify the remains of victims from the WTC as well as seeing an anthrax victim, and helping autopsy victims of a infamous plane crash It was co written by her husband, who has an English degree from Harvardabout that later.Disclaimer I am a medical doctor, but I am a geriatric psychiatrist I had t 3.5 stars The memoirs of a forens...


  9. says:

    If you, like me, have a morbid fascination with the mechanics and aftermath of death see The Removers by Andrew Meredith , you should love this book Melinek is a forensic pathologist whose father committed suicide perhaps an early source of her obsession with dead bodies An exchange with her husband co writer T.J Mitchell early on gives a flavor of her macabre tone We even call it an eggshell skull fracture Isn t that cool No, T.J replied, suddenly ashen No, it isn t I m If you, like me, have a morbid fascination with the mechanics and after...


  10. says:

    If you want a GREAT Halloween read, what better place to start than in a spooky smelly morgue with dead bodies everywhere Forensic Pathologists study the causes and effects of human diseases and injury in this UNPUTDOWNABLE non fiction novel that I found extremely interesting, informative and, at times, SCARY AS HELLIt had me thinking abo...


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