Monday, August 10, 2020

Summer Reading 2020 Dung for Dinner


Looking for a book to suit readers who delight in the disgusting? Then you need a copy of this exploration into every revolting thing people have put into their mouths over the centuries. Whether it is a discussion of how doctors used to taste bodily secretions (of all sorts) to diagnose illnesses, or the latest craze of fecal transplants to help restore gut health - there are no details spared. 

Did you know that all water on the space station is recycled? And they do mean ALL. Or maybe you had heard that the nursery rhyme "Ring Around the Rosie" was actually about the Black Death? Nope, historians disagree. But you can learn more about the plague or the tie between poop and coffee within these pages.

Not for the faint of heart, and not to read or discuss at the dinner table - but this could be the perfect book for a reluctant reader who is fascinated by the gross and ugly side of life. Even the chapter headings lure the curious in with phrases such as, "The Odoriferous Beaver Butt." Doesn't that make you want to find out more? If so ,it went on sale July 21, so you won't have to wait to get a copy.

I read an ebook provided by the publisher through NetGalley. 

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