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Bonk : the curious coupling of science and sex

by Mary Roach

  Print book  |  1st ed

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Science infused with humor   (2008-10-10)


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by booksonthebeach

I never realized a scientific look at sex (research) throughout history could be so very funny!  I was thoroughly entertained and fascinated.  If the book wasn't now a day overdue (and on hold for someone else), I would go back to the beginning and read it again because it was just that interesting. 

Some of my favorite things about this book were the often-snarky footnotes, the photos or other illustrations that began each chapter, the chapter titles (ex: "The Princess and Her Pea" and "Re-Member Me" to name just two that I think I can get away with without turning this review too risque for work) and subtitles (ex: "Can a Woman Find Happiness with a Machine?" and "Creative Approaches to Impotence"), and Mary Roach's incredible ability to be simultaneously matter-of-fact and tongue-in-cheek.  Wonderful!  Very educational AND fun.

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