Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal (Paperback)

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Mary Roach’s books are disgusting examinations of the human body—and I love every single one of them. Her latest, Gulp., is an examination of the human digestive system which includes: America’s terrible imported olive oil, the bacteria fighting properties of saliva, the intricacies of smuggling, the possible reason for dragon mythos, and why Elvis died on the toilet. Hilarious and highly informative, Gulp. is a must-read. (Warning: Do NOT read Gulp. right before, during or right after meals, but it’d probably make an interesting bathroom read.)

— Laura, Pittsburgh


Like all of Roach's books, Gulp is as much about human beings as it is about human bodies.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393348743
ISBN-10: 0393348741
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: April 2014
Pages: 348
Language: English