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The Body by Bill Bryson
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it was amazing
bookshelves: science, nonfiction, favorites, best-of

Bill Bryson teaches you everything you didn’t know you wanted to know about the human body in this book. Bryson takes on the brain and skin and hair and the skeleton and the immune system and lungs and food and guts and sleep and birth and nerves and pain and disease and cancer and death. He tells the stories of the scientists behind the discoveries about the body. Everything is backed with science and footnotes, and that’s part of the delight in this book, but the other part are the anecdotes about the body and the people studying the body, and that’s a true joy.

This is the kind of book that (probably) drives everyone else in your family crazy; you read a little and you can’t help yourself from reading parts of it aloud, and then you laugh together and walk away, and you read some more, and then you share some more, and on and on to the end.

A new favorite nonfiction read.
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Reading Progress

October 21, 2019 – Started Reading
October 21, 2019 – Shelved
October 24, 2019 – Shelved as: science
October 24, 2019 – Shelved as: nonfiction
October 24, 2019 – Shelved as: favorites
October 24, 2019 – Finished Reading
November 14, 2019 – Shelved as: best-of

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