No need to check your calendar; yes, we are aware it is only September.
You might ask yourself why a website supposedly concerned with fashion and politics has a Halloween Section to begin with—a great question, which we assure you, we will most definitely ignore.
Nevertheless, yes, our PD Book Club pick for September is on the ghoulish side.
Rest In Pieces
Bess Lovejoy’s Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses, while touching on the age old question of who owns your body, details how in the name of preventing coups and wars, bodies deemed dangerous to the State were hidden, pickled, smuggled, re-exhumed, stuffed, impersonated and generally not treated all that nicely.
Rest in Pieces and the politics of the afterlife, is both a 352 page and stomach turner.
Pick up your copy here or from our side margin, and let us know what you think down in the comments.
Also, maybe forgo that big breakfast when you start.