Working Stiff

Working Stiff
Author: Judy Melinek, MD,T.J. Mitchell
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781476727264
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Release: 2015-06-16
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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. 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 & Order to reveal the secret story of the real morgue.

Working Stiff

Working Stiff
Author: Judy Melinek, MD,T.J. Mitchell
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9781476727257
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Release: 2014-08-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A New York City forensic pathologist and her Harvard-educated husband describe her experiences as a student and doctor throughout the events of September 11, the subsequent anthrax bio-terrorism attack and the disastrous crash of Flight 587.

Working Stiff

Working Stiff
Author: Judy Melinek, MD,T.J. Mitchell
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781476727271
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Release: 2014-08-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Fun…and full of smart science. Fans of CSI—the real kind—will want to read it” (The Washington Post): A young forensic pathologist’s “rookie season” as a NYC medical examiner, and the hair-raising cases that shaped her as a physician and human being. Just two months before the September 11 terrorist attacks, Dr. Judy Melinek began her training as a New York City forensic pathologist. While her husband and their toddler held 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. An unvarnished portrait of the daily life of medical examiners—complete with grisly anecdotes, chilling crime scenes, and a welcome dose of gallows humor—Working Stiff offers a glimpse into the daily life of 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 television to reveal the secret story of the real morgue. “Haunting and illuminating...the stories from her average workdays…transfix the reader with their demonstration that medical science can diagnose and console long after the heartbeat stops” (The New York Times).

Working Stiff

Working Stiff
Author: Annelise Ryan
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780758261205
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Release: 2010-08-01
Editor: Kensington Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When Mattie Winston catches her husband Dr. David Winston receiving some very special loving care from R.N. Karen Owenby, she quits her job and moves out. Mattie's best friend Izzy offers her a place to stay and suggests she'd be a natural as deputy coroner. Now, instead of taking patients' pulses, Mattie's weighing their hearts and livers. But Mattie's first homicide call turns out to be for none other than Nurse Karen, and even though she saw her ex in a heated argument with the newly deceased the night before, she refuses to believe David could be a killer. Keeping mum about what she saw, Mattie is also left speechless by the sight of hunky Detective Steve Hurley. . . From learning the ropes on her new job to sorting out her feelings about her ex and dealing with her growing attraction to Detective Hurley, Mattie's in deep water and in danger of sinking quickly, especially when she places herself dead center in the path of a desperate--yet determined--killer. . . Praise for Annelise Ryan and Working Stiff "Sassy, sexy, and suspenseful, Annelise Ryan knocks 'em dead in her wry and original Working Stiff." --Carolyn Hart, author of Dare to Die "Make way for Mattie Winston, the funniest deputy coroner to cut up a corpse since, well, ever." --Laura Levine, author of Killer Cruise "Ryan brings her professional expertise to her crisp debut." --Publishers Weekly

Working Stiff

Working Stiff
Author: Rachel Caine
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781101517581
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Release: 2011-08-02
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bryn Davis was killed on the job after discovering her bosses were selling a drug designed to resurrect the dead. Now, revived by that same drug, she becomes an undead soldier in a corporate war to take down the very pharmaceutical company responsible for her new condition...

Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Stiff  The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
Author: Mary Roach
Pages: 303
ISBN: 9780393324822
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Release: 2004-05-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A look inside the world of forensics examines the use of human cadavers in a wide range of endeavors, including research into new surgical procedures, space exploration, and a Tennessee human decay research facility.

Deep Enough

Deep Enough
Author: Frank A. Crampton
Pages: 261
ISBN: 9781839740404
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Release: 2019-11-22
Editor: Pickle Partners Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Deep Enough, first published in 1956, is the adventure-filled autobiography of Frank Crampton in the mines, mining camps, and frontier towns of the American wild west in the early 1900s. At age 16, Crampton ran away from home, traveling west aboard freight trains in the company of hobos and 'bindle stiffs.' A fast learner, Crampton mastered hard-rock mining skills, and went on to work in most of the important western mining camps in Arizona, California, Colorado, and Nevada. From mine-hand, Crampton moved on to work as an assayer, surveyor, and eventually became known as one of the West’s best mining engineers. Included are 32 pages of photographs from the author's collection.

First Cut

First Cut
Author: Judy Melinek,T.J. Mitchell
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781488054389
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Release: 2020-01-07
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Bustle Most Anticipated Book of January 2020 “Scalpel sharp.”—Kathy Reichs A young rookie medical examiner. A suspicious case. An underworld plot only she saw coming. From the New York Times bestselling authors of Working Stiff For San Francisco’s newest medical examiner, Dr. Jessie Teska, it was supposed to be a fresh start. A new job in a new city. A way to escape her own dark past. Instead she faces a chilling discovery when an opioid-overdose case contains hints of something more sinister. Jessie’s superiors urge her to close the case, but as more bodies land on her autopsy table, she uncovers a constellation of deaths that point to an elaborate plot involving drug dealers and Bitcoin brokers. Drawing on her real-life experiences as a forensics expert, Judy Melinek teams up with husband T.J. Mitchell to deliver the most exhilarating mystery of the year. Autopsy means “see for yourself,” and Jessie Teska won’t stop until she has seen it all—even if it means that the next corpse on the table could be her own.

Between the Sheets

Between the Sheets
Author: J. R. Verlin
Pages: 214
ISBN: 1548233242
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Release: 2017-10-10
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

SELLING SEX ON CAMERA isn't for everyone, but for a select few, it's a calling. Following his libido all the way to sunny Los Angeles, a recent college dropout becomes entangled in a web of porn, drugs, and a revolving door of lovers. With each passing scene he finds himself drawn deeper into the torrid underbelly of adult entertainment, tempted by sex and the prospects of fame. Success is closer than ever but so is the breaking point. Between the Sheets is the naked truth about life in porn: compellingly normal, irresistibly weird.

Working Stiff

Working Stiff
Author: Tori Carrington
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0765356791
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Release: 2010-03-02
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sofie Metropolis hires her questionably motivated cousin to help with her private detective business and struggles with her feelings for two men while investigating the disappearance of a body from her aunt's funeral home.

A Working Stiff s Manifesto

A Working Stiff s Manifesto
Author: Iain Levison
Pages: 164
ISBN: 9781569472804
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Release: 2002
Editor: Soho Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author, a college graduate with a "restrictive" English degree, recounts his job search woes after having forty-two jobs in the past ten years, as everything from a fish cutter to a film set assistant.

Working Stiff Fit

Working Stiff Fit
Author: Steve Mansfield
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781312324800
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Release: 2019-04-11
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The ultimate fitness guide for the typical American lifestyle. Let's face it, most of us work 9 to 5 jobs, have a spouse, some kids, a house, some cars, some pets and so many more things that keep us busy. Yeah, we are Working Stiffs. How can working stiffs like us, with almost no time for ourselves, be lean, fit and healthy? Working Stiff Fit tells you how.

The Killer of Little Shepherds

The Killer of Little Shepherds
Author: Douglas P. Starr
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9780307279088
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Release: 2011
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An Edgar Award nominee documents the killing spree of Joseph Vacher on the French countryside at the end of the 19th century, tracing the contributions of prosecutor Emile Fourquet and Dr. Alexandre Lacassagne to the science of forensics in their shared effort to capture and bring Vacher to justice. Reprint.

A Working Stiff s Manifesto

A Working Stiff s Manifesto
Author: Iain Levison
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781569479209
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Release: 2003-07-01
Editor: Soho Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A “bracing, hilarious and dead on” account of a college graduate’s chronic underemployment (The New York Times Book Review). In ten years, Iain Levison has lived in six states and worked at forty-two jobs, from fish cutter in Alaska to furniture mover in North Carolina, film-set gopher, oil deliveryman, truck driver, and crab fisherman. He quit thirty of them, got fired from nine, and has difficulty remembering the other three. Whatever could go wrong often did, hilariously. A Working Stiff’s Manifesto is a funny book about the not-so-funny experience of dead-end jobs—the real thing, written not by a high-priced journalist disguised as a counter clerk, but by a genuine wage-dependent, hand-to-mouth working stiff, too well-off for welfare yet too broke to fit a consumer demographic. He works to keep his car running to get back and forth from work. He works to get by and get back to square one for the next day’s labors. And in this book, he finally gets some use out of the forty thousand he blew on his English degree—providing an “entertaining, unusual mix of autobiography and social commentary [from] a sharp-eyed, impassioned critic of the American workplace” (Publishers Weekly).

Board Stiff

Board Stiff
Author: Annelise Ryan
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781617730313
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Release: 2014-03-01
Editor: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The funniest deputy coroner to cut up a corpse since, well, ever." —Laura Levine Sorenson, Wisconsin's deputy coroner Mattie Winston is back on the job. . .in a nursing home examining the body of Bernie Chase—the now former president of the Twilight Home's board of directors—who is covered in a powder used to turn liquids to solids. The home's residents are certain Bernie was offing the patients who cost him too much. . .and the patient that found him can't remember a thing. Between her ongoing tug of war with Detective Hurley, fulfilling her new job requirement of seeing a shrink, and wrangling with the Twilight Home's board of directors, Mattie's got her scrubbed hands full. She'll need all of her outside-the-box forensic skills to crack a case that's turning out to be stranger—and more dangerous—than anything she's seen before! Praise for Annelise Ryan and her Mattie Winston series "A puzzler of a mystery. What a thrill ride!" —Jenn McKinlay "Has it all: suspense, laughter, a spicy dash of romance. . ." —Tess Gerritsen "Another winning mystery!" —Leann Sweeney

Letters from a Working Stiff

Letters from a Working Stiff
Author: Thomas Raher
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781304730213
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Release: 2021
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Your Own Kind of Girl

Your Own Kind of Girl
Author: Clare Bowditch
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1761065009
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Release: 2021-05-04
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

ARIA Award-winning singer and actress Clare Bowditch confronts her inner critic in this no-holds-barred memoir.

Aftershock

Aftershock
Author: Judy Melinek,T.J. Mitchell
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781488075865
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Release: 2021-01-19
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When an earthquake strikes San Francisco, forensics expert Jessie Teska faces her biggest threat yet in this explosive new mystery from the New York Times bestselling duo There’s a body crushed under a load of pipes on a San Francisco construction site, and medical examiner Dr. Jessie Teska is on call. So it’s her job to figure out who it is—and her headache when the autopsy reveals that the death is a homicide staged as an accident. Jessie is hot on the murderer’s trail, then an earthquake sends her and her whole city reeling. When the dust clears, her case has fallen apart and an innocent man is being framed. Jessie knows she’s the only one who can prove it, and she races to piece together the truth—before it gets buried and brings her down in the rubble. With Melinek and Mitchell’s trademark blend of propulsive prose, deft plotting and mordant humor, this rollicking new installment in the Jessie Teska Mystery series will shake you up and leave you rattled.

The Working Stiff Cookbook

The Working Stiff Cookbook
Author: Bob Sloan
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0811818853
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Release: 1998-04
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Designed for the person on the go, this cookbook contains quick and easy-to-make recipes for dinner, including rosemary chicken breast, Cajun monkfish, speedy tortellini, and eggs for dinner

Deep Enough

Deep Enough
Author: Frank A. Crampton
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0806125292
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Release: 1993
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Of all the memoirs of the wild West, Frank Crampton’s autobiography of his youth in the mining camps ranks with the very best. Scion of a wealthy New York family, Crampton ran away from home in 1904 at the age of sixteen. Two bindle stiffs picked him up in a Chicago railroad depot and led him west as they taught him to survive first as a hobo and then as a hard-rock miner. In the first two decades of this century Crampton lived and worked in almost all of the important mining camps in the Westin California, Arizona, Nevada, and Colorado as a miner, assayer, surveyor, and finally one of the West’s best-known mining engineers. In miners’ lingo “deep enough” meant “I don’t care” or “I’ve had it”; the term was applied to anything one did not like or wanted nothing more to do with. Many of the experiences that Crampton describes were of that order. He was trapped in a collapsed mine shaft for ten days. He was in San Francisco at the time of the great earthquake and in Ludlow, Colorado, during the Ludlow Massacre. He lived in Death Valley among the desert rats and witnessed the last days of the old French prospector John Lamoigne, who “never looked for anything where anyone else would expect to find it, but where others were afraid to try.” He become so bored with barrooms and gambling dens at one time that he hired a girl of the line in Goldfield, Nevada, just for an hour’s conversation. So many adventures, so much camaraderie, novelty, and humor are crammed into this true-life story that fiction pales in comparison. Bindle stiffs, tinhorns, tenderhorns, bohunks, entrepreneurs, politicians, wives, and women of the evening crowd the pages. This reprinting of the 1956 edition of Deep Enough is enhanced by two new maps and additional photographs from the author’s personal collection. In reading it, a new generation can share the extraordinary characters, hardships, and plain fun that Frank Crampton knew between the ages of sixteen and thirty.