Quickies: 10% HumanWit

10% Human: How Your Body’s Microbes Hold the Key to Health and Happiness by Alanna Collen Publisher/Year: Harper, 2015 Format: ARC Pages: 336 Source: Publisher What it is: Microbes make up 90% of our bodies and help keep us healthy. However, with the twentieth century diet, we’ve also seen a rise in twentieth century diseases. Collen, a biologist, conveys someContinue reading “Quickies: 10% HumanWit

Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History

Considering how much breasts are revered and/or fetishized — especially in Western cultures — it’s shocking how little is actually known about how they work. Relying on science, anthropology, history, and a healthy dose of whimsy, science writer Florence Williams presents an entertaining and illuminating cultural history of breasts. From the beginning, you know it’s going to beContinue reading “Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History”

Read My Lips: A Complete Guide to the Vagina and Vulva

Did you know that vaginas come in five different shapes? Or that they tent? Or that you can make a vulva costume–pubic hair optional–out of a pair of pantyhose? Well…neither did I until I read Debby Herbenick and Vanessa Schick’s book! Don’t be fooled by its appearance (I’m pretty sure it remained under my radarContinue reading “Read My Lips: A Complete Guide to the Vagina and Vulva”