Last week, I read Bonk by Mary Roach, who has now become one of my favorite authors and I can’t wait to read more of her work. This book was hilarious and informative and endlessly fascinating. It was about sex.
Ok. It wasn’t really about sex. But it was a commentary on the study of sex so, you know, same thing. This book came very highly recommended to me by the queen of all things interesting and fabulous, my friend Mary. After reading this book, I would say I owe her big time because she has introduced me to a new love in my life and that’s the work of Mary Roach.
Roach is amazing. Beyond amazing, she’s stupendous! She has an inquiring mind and sharp wit and was able to make me interested in the science bits just as much as the sexy bits of Bonk. Just so everyone is clear, this book is about the history of the study of sex. And it was hilarious but also educational, which is the absolute best way to get me to learn anything. Some of the experiments she explains in her book may seem absurd initially, but stick with it because I promise you will learn something useful. Also, if there is ever a category on this in Jeopardy- I will dominate it! I’ll take Coital Imaging for $400, Alex.
I can’t emphasize enough how completely brilliant this book is. THIS BOOK IS BRILLIANT! Ok, well, I guess I *can* emphasize it enough. I can’t wait to read Spook, Stiff, and Packing for Mars. Can. Not. Wait.
What are you guys reading this week?