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“A warm and thoroughly researched portrait.”
—The Washington Post
brings a psychoanalytic richness to her understanding of ingestion and dentition.”
“[Cappello] packs her story with surprising imagery and extravagant lyricism, taking a highly literary approach on the subject.”
“One odd, and oddly haunting, book.”
"Swallow is a surprising and original work. It is biography on the slant, a meditation that transcends boundaries and genres, written with scholarship, humor, and panache. I urge you to take this journey."
"[Cappello's] writing style is wistful, wacky, and wise. . . . Swallow is a strange and alluring work of musings and medical history. . . . Occupying a curious position between Ripley’s Believe It or Not and riveting biography, this book is something special."
—Tony Miksanek, MD, JAMA
"A wonderful and bizarre book: gorge yourself on it, and gulp."
—Simon Winchester, author of Atlantic
"Cappello's fine writing creates a book that goes down very easy."
—Paul Di Filippo, The Barnes & Noble Review