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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

My Reading Listening Habits

The subject line of my latest e-mail from Audible.com is "How to be a Corpse". Creepy. Especially since the fortune in yesterday's fortune cookie told me "You Will be a Corpse". Also, little known fact: my computerized career placement test in 8th grade told me I was only qualified to be a corpse.

In case you're interested, here are the corpse-related books on tape that Audible.com is trying to push on me:




Death, Be Not Proud
The words of John Donne ring true for these three authors: two surgeons reflect on mortality and death, and Mary Roach examines the life of a corpse in the modern age.
Final Exam (Unabridged) Final Exam (Unabridged)
by Pauline W. Chen
A brilliant young transplant surgeon brings moral intensity and narrative drama to the most powerful and vexing questions of medicine and the human condition. MORE

How We Die How We Die
by Sherwin B. Nuland
In this classic text, Nuland offers a portrait of the experience of dying that makes clear the choices that can be made to allow each of us his or her own death. MORE

Stiff (Unabridged) Stiff (Unabridged)
by Mary Roach
An oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. MORE

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