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Kyla DunnIn Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream, Jennifer Ackerman gives us an enthusiastic tour through 24 hours in the life of a typical human body. She demystifies our internal "clocks" and the genes that wind them, but also goes far beyond—revealing what science has to say about everything from whether you can catch a cold from being cold to the hows and whys of the orgasm. Such wide-ranging material has the potential to get out of hand, but here it is nicely tamed by the book's lucid structure—with section headings that take us from "Morning" through "Afternoon" and into "Night"…Neophytes, and even science-phobes, will find Ackerman's approach to biology welcoming. Her language is accessible, and she focuses heavily on "news you can use."
—The New York Times