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MELISSA MILGROM has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Salon, the Daily Beast and Travel and Leisure, among other publications; she has also produced radio segments for NPR. She has a master's degree in American Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.

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"Hilarious but respectful." --Washington Post"Engrossing." --New Yorker"[A] delightful debut ... Milgrom has in Still Life opened up a whole world to readers." --Chicago Tribune"[A] literate, fascinating history." --People

"If you're an outdoorsman, museum-goer, or a pragmatic animal lover, find this book, grab a shopping bag and stuff it." --Yankton Press & Dakotan"An absorbing tour." --Boston Globe

"Milgrom's eye for detail and sense of humor makes Still Life an entertaining and educating look at this intriguing subculture." --Florida Times-Union"Under Milgrom's direction, readers may find themselves more interested in - and entertained by - the world of taxidermy than they thought imaginable." --Christian Science Monitor"A delightful, illuminating journey through a passionate subculture that prizes the natural world (even if nature's inhabitants are dead when taxidermists work their magic on them)." --Shelf AwarenessAn "absorbing blend of bright-eyed reportage and hands-on participation...a genuine appreciation for a true art form, an enthusiasm the author imparts with style in this substantial study." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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