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Mary Roach fans, rejoice! The author's latest is in the same interesting, humorous, and yes, sometimes weird and/or gross, vein as her much-loved previous titles. If you've never read one of Mary Roach's books, here's the main thing you need to know: they are very funny. In this book, Roach examines the digestive system, and all things directly and tangentially related to it. As in her previous books, Gulp contains oddball historical research, current science, and meandering yet hilarious footnotes. Roach is an intensely curious person, and she is not squeamish, so be prepared to go wherever her research takes her. If you are of a similar bent, you will enjoy the trip.
The library also has Roach's other books. If you like Gulp, try Packing for Mars, or Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers.
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