In her trademark, laugh-out-loud style, Mary Roach breaks bread with spit connoisseurs, beer and pet-food tasters, stomach slugs, potato crisp engineers, enema exorcists, rectum-examining prison guards, competitive hot dog eaters, Elvis' doctor, and many more as she investigates the beginning, and the end, of our food.
|Subject||Popular Science, Humour|
‘The funniest book [of the year] by far... almost every page made me laugh out loud.'
‘Witty, illuminating and at times astonishing.'
‘Witty [and] enjoyable'
‘The best kind of lavatory reading… exhaustive and irreverent'
‘Mary Roach is a science writer who looks very closely at normal things — and close up, lots of things look weird or horrifying… The bit you will talk about most is how prisoners hide things up their bottoms'
'Far away her funniest and most sparkling book'
'The best kind of lavatory reading'
'Insightful, sharp science writing that will have you snorting with laughter is Mary Roach's speciality'
‘Disgustingly good... Roach takes a superbly witty prod at our innards.'
'Roach writes clearly, with gallows humour...compelling'
'A wonderful read'
'Joyously funny and intrepidly smart'