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Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

20 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

I have read all of Mary Roach's books and have immensely enjoyed

I have read all of Mary Roach's books and have immensely enjoyed them. I pre-ordered Gulp and couldn't wait to read it. It has lived up to my expectations. I love how she humorously
conveys information that honestly can be pretty boring. Her little tidbits of informatio...
I have read all of Mary Roach's books and have immensely enjoyed them. I pre-ordered Gulp and couldn't wait to read it. It has lived up to my expectations. I love how she humorously
conveys information that honestly can be pretty boring. Her little tidbits of information such as the sound of a food's crunch being little sonic booms in your mouth, keep you wanting to continue reading to find out
other information that you never even really thought about before. If you liked Mary Roach's other books, you won't be disappointed in this one. 

posted by coopyjay on April 4, 2013

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

I like Gulp by Mary Roach because it has good scentific informat

I like Gulp by Mary Roach because it has good scentific information. It is also humorous. I wouldn't recommend reading Gulp while you are eating. I enjoyed her book about space exploration better than Gulp. But, this is still a good read.

posted by huckfinn37 on September 6, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2014

    Not so much

    I'm a wholistic nutritionist in Los Angeles. I bought this because it was recommended. I find it very disjointed. I was hoping that this could be a book I could recommend to my clients. A simple, cons ice way for them to understand bodily functions, specifically the digestive process. I found this just loaded with too much info that was not relevant, therefor a disjointed read for me.

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  • Posted June 1, 2013

    Disappointed

    Have always heard her books were great. Was expecting more scientific info, even if funny. Was blah and not very funny.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2013

    Do not recommend.

    This book is so boring I find that I put it down and can't pick it up to finish it. Maybe someday I will but not now. It was chosen for our book club and I have talked to other people in the group and they feel the same way.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted May 17, 2013

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