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Swearing Is Good for You by Emma Byrne
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really liked it
bookshelves: arc

Thank you to Netgalley and W. W. Norton & Company for an E-ARC of this novel.
I must say I didn't give this book much credit before I read it because 1) new author (always skeptical) and 2) the title seemed a little hard to believe. Emma Byrne does an excellent job on making a case for the science behind bad language. The history of swearing and how is benefits our health is quite incredible. Byrne states in her novel that "swearing has helped to develop the field of neurosciences through studies of emotions and the human brain". It is a fascinating book filled with great history, swears, and information. I would recommend this read, but only to adults. ;) I think a lot of Christians will turn away from the title, as might I have, but I have a degree in Social Sciences. I found it thought provoking and insightful from a scholarly point of view. Emma Byrne has created a book for English, Psych, Sociology majors that is a great introspect to the human behavior. I think mainstream readers will like it because not only is it funny, but her history of swearing as a language is quite fascinating.
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September 16, 2017 – Shelved
September 16, 2017 – Shelved as: arc

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message 1: by Emma (new) - added it

Emma Byrne Thank you so much for giving it a chance! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

message 2: by Kat (new) - rated it 4 stars

Kat It is very interesting and well researched. I really enjoyed it!

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