As probing as an endoscopy, Gulp is quintessential Mary Roach: supremely wide-ranging, endlessly curious, always surprising, and, yes, gut-wrenchingly funny. --Tom Vanderbilt, author of Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)"
'Fascinating [and] funny...Roach pulls off the serious stuff, too. She forces us to re-imagine ourselves not as spinal, brain-driven bipeds, but as splendid digestive tube that has evolved limbs, brain and everything else.' Sunday Times
'Gulp is far and away her funniest and most sparkling book, bringing Ms. Roach's love of weird science to material that could not have more everyday relevance. Having graduated from corpses (Stiff), the afterlife (Spook) and sex (Bonk, full of stunts featuring MS. Roach as guinea pig), she takes on a subject wholly mainstream. She explores it with unalloyed merriment. And she is fearless about the embarrassment that usually accompanies it.' The New York Times
'Utterly fascinating...Roach is unafraid to ask questions and her enthusiasm is infectious.' BRSBKBLOG
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