Working Stiff

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Working Stiff

Working Stiff

Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner

  • Author: Judy Melinek, MD,T.J. Mitchell
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476727279
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 272
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“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).

A Working Stiff's Manifesto

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A Working Stiff's Manifesto

A Working Stiff's Manifesto

A Memoir of Thirty Jobs I Quit, Nine that Fired Me, and Three I Can't Remember

  • Author: Iain Levison
  • Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 9780812967944
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 164
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Over the course of ten years Levison worked 42 odd jobs across six states. A vivid and striking tour of wage labor in America, this book is perfect reading for anyone who has raced against the tick of a time clock.

Deep Enough

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Deep Enough

Deep Enough

A Working Stiff in the Western Mine Camps

  • Author: Frank A. Crampton
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • ISBN: 9780806125299
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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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.

Working Stiff

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Working Stiff

Working Stiff

A Revivalist Novel

  • Author: Rachel Caine
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101517581
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
  • View: 1942
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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...

Working Stiff

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Working Stiff

Working Stiff

  • Author: Annelise Ryan
  • Publisher: Kensington Books
  • ISBN: 0758261209
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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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 Fit

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Working Stiff Fit

Working Stiff Fit

  • Author: Steve Mansfield
  • Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
  • ISBN: 1312324805
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: N.A
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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.

Letters from a Working Stiff

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Letters from a Working Stiff

Letters from a Working Stiff

  • Author: Thomas Raher
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1304730212
  • Category:
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Man Against Work

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Man Against Work

Man Against Work

  • Author: Lloyd Zimpel
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780802815842
  • Category: Job satisfaction
  • Page: 247
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Working Stiff

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Working Stiff

Working Stiff

A Sofie Metropolis Novel

  • Author: Tori Carrington
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780765356796
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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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.

Working Stiff

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Working Stiff

Working Stiff

The Misadventures of an Accidental Sexpert

  • Author: Grant Stoddard
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448133599
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 288
  • View: 7303
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Grant Stoddard left Britain for the States with the clothes on his back, a fascination with all things American, and a burning hope for something bigger. But with no steady job, no money, and no girlfriend, the starry-eyed young Englishman's excitement was shrinking fast. Then fate in the guise of an X-rated online contest intervened. Winning first prize -- sexual intercourse with an infamous married sex columnist -- changed everything. With a shot of much needed confidence, the sensitive lad emerged as the mascot of Nerve.com, a gonzo sex columnist who would begrudgingly try any and every lurid thing his co-workers devised. From offering himself up as man-bait at a notoriously hard-core gay bar to attending an elite orgy with a blue-blooded date, Stoddard went where few men dare and lived to tell the tale. With a self-deprecating style and wonderful appreciation of the absurd, Working Stiff is a unique coming-of-age story from a very funny and irreverent new writer.