Book Ruminations: Gulp by Mary Roach

posted Jul 19, 2013, 6:25 AM by jj pionke
I adore Mary Roach.  I've read much of her work.  She is delightfully quirky and funny as all get out.  Her work should be read a chapter at a time for maximum giggles.  She tends to write about the odd and how science has approached it.  Bonk was about the science of sex.  Her newest work, Gulp, is about the science of the digestive track from nose to butt.  Her writing is always tasteful and never demeaning or what I would label as gross.  I know she is not everyone's cup of tea, but she does thorough research and if you have ever been curious about some of the really weird stuff our bodies do, well, Mary Roach is the person to read.