Saturday, September 21, 2013

Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

By Mary Roach

This book was recommended by a fellow nutrition teacher. It contains a lot of digestive system anecdotes, and is fairly amusing. At first, though appreciating the information provided, I wasn't that into Roach's writing style (it seemed like, sometimes, she was trying too hard to be funny). But after a while - either her style changed or I got used to it - it didn't bother me as much. I especially liked the anecdote about OD, a prisoner who hooped (smuggled in his rectum) a collection of staplers, binder rings, and pencil sharpeners. He got his nickname OD, for Office Depot. Quite hilarious. An excellent source of stories for a nutrition/A&P class [352 pp.]

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