“To confront death every day, to see it yourself, you have to love the living.”
Scribner | 2014
Opening Autopsy: Putting the Y-incision in a “Y-incision party!”
Main Medical Examiner: A nerd goddess
Plot Truthy-ness: Just a doctor who loves her work and wants to share it.
Oh. My. Fairy. Godmother. I loved this fucking book!
Judy Melinek is my new role model/inspiration board/personal icon.
No, no. Judy Melinek is my Patronus!
Yes, that feels right.
Goddamn, this was some good stuff.
Dr. Judy Melinek – amazing human being and most badass bitch I’ve read about it since I can’t even remember when – takes you on a journey through the first two years of her career after she started a forensic pathology fellowship at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in New York City.
I swear to Jebus, this bitch is living the dreams I would have had if I hadn’t recognized early on in my life that I have zero talent or brain cells dedicated to understanding science.
The romanticized/dramatized version of being an M.E. is that it’s all homicides all the time, and that you’re in the shit with the detectives solving crimes.
And that’s really not at all accurate. I mean I totally knew that on a logically level, but I still love those crime shows. So sue me.Continue reading “Book Review: Stiff – Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner by Judy Melinek and T.J. Mitchell”