By Judy Melinek MD, T.J. Mitchell
The fearless memoir of a tender forensic pathologist’s “rookie season” as a NYC medical expert, and the cases—hair-raising and heartbreaking and impossibly complex—that formed her as either a doctor and a mother.
Just months earlier than the September eleven terrorist assaults, Dr. Judy Melinek begun her education as a brand new York urban forensic pathologist. along with her husband T.J. and their boy or girl Daniel conserving down the house entrance, Judy threw herself into the interesting global of dying investigation—performing autopsies, investigating demise scenes, counseling grieving kin. Working Stiff chronicles Judy’s years of educating, taking readers in the back of the police tape of a few of the main harrowing deaths within the manhattan, together with a firsthand account of the occasions of September eleven, the next anthrax bio-terrorism assault, and the disastrous crash of yank airways flight 587.
Lively, action-packed, and loaded with mordant wit, Working Stiff bargains a firsthand account of everyday life in a single of America’s such a lot onerous professions, and the unforeseen demanding situations of shuttling among the domain names of the residing and the lifeless. The physique by no means lies—and during the murders, injuries, and suicides that land on her desk, Dr. Melinek lays naked the reality in the back of the glamorized depictions of post-mortem paintings on exhibits like CSI and Law & Order to bare the key tale of the genuine morgue.