On Saturday I went into downtown Davis, CA with my kids to get them haircuts and then to get a present for one of their friends for a birthday party. We decided to get a present at Avid Reader downtown. And after looking for the gift and for some books for my kids I decided I wanted to check out their science section. And I came up with a present for myself too
I have decided today is “Support a Science Writer” day – just bought “Gulp” by @mary_roach pic.twitter.com/A82dAfwZ88
— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) May 24, 2014
And then started reading it. It is quite good.
Loving Gulp by @mary_roach – something to laugh at & learn about on every page (best parts to me are the footnotes) pic.twitter.com/Ye6KxDVZNF
— Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) May 25, 2014
On top of reading the book I have been checking out some interviews with the author Mary Roach. Quite entertaining. For example I was pointed to one on Twitter:
@phylogenomics @missmolamola Hear podcast w/ M. Roach on Gulp, Stiff, Packing for Mars and more http://t.co/xiyh1vZqTz
— Charles Margulis (@kvetchingguru) May 25, 2014
And I then remembered I had been pointed to another via email a while back by Steve Faith at UC Davis: A Brief Tour Of The Alimentary Canal, From Spit To You Know What : Shots – Health News : NPR.
Still not done with the book but if you want a great read about our insides – I recommend Gulp by Mary Roach very highly.