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 and their toddler holding down the home front, Judy threw herself into the fascinating world of death investigation--performing autopsies, investigating death scenes, and counseling grieving relatives. "Working Stiff" chronicles Judy's two years of training, taking listeners behind the police tape of some of the most harrowing deaths in the Big Apple.
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. 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 to reveal the secret story of the real morgue.
About the Author
Judy Melinek, MD, is a forensic pathologist and an associate clinical professor at UCSF Medical Center. She lives in San Francisco with her family. She earned her college degree from Harvard and received her medical degree and pathology residency training at UCLA.
T.J. Mitchell graduated with an English degree from Harvard and worked in the film industry before becoming a full-time stay-at-home dad in 2000.
Tanya Eby has a B.A. in English Language & Literature from Grand Valley State University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine. Tanya has had a series of jobs: clerk for one day at Victoria's Secret, assistant at Carnegie Hall for nine months, voiceover performer for ten years and writer for as long as she can remember. She has two quirky children and lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.