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Elizabeth

I love books that can make me laugh or make me hungry. I love when books make time stand still. I love books that are a great addition to a roadtrip, a long bath or getting ready in the morning.

Covington, Lao People's Democratic Republic | Member Since 2010

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  • Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That?: And Other Reflections on Being Human

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Jesse Bering
    • Narrated By Jesse Bering
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (181)
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    (162)
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    Why do testicles hang the way they do? Is there an adaptive function to the female orgasm? What does it feel like to want to kill yourself? Does “free will” really exist? And why is the penis shaped like that anyway? In Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That?, the research psychologist and award-winning columnist Jesse Bering features more than thirty of his most popular essays from Scientific American and Slate, as well as two new pieces, that take readers on a bold and captivating journey through some of the most taboo issues related to evolution and human behavior.

    Prairie says: "Entertaining"
    "Real entertainment for real nerds."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    My boyfriend, a very soon to be doctor, and I listened to this one on a road trip. It's very well-written-- he makes a lot of big words seem somehow accessible and unpretentious-- and unique. I consider myself pretty well-read and there were tons of studies and ideas featured that I have never heard of before. It gives you a whole new perspective on sexual deviants and functions that we take for granted.


    Any additional comments?

    I really can't wait for his next book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By Anthony Bourdain
    • Narrated By Anthony Bourdain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1898)
    Performance
    (1149)
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    (1127)

    In the 10 years since his classic Kitchen Confidential first alerted us to the idiosyncrasies and lurking perils of eating out, much has changed for the subculture of chefs and cooks, for the restaurant business and for Anthony Bourdain. Medium Raw explores those changes, tracking Bourdain's strange and unexpected voyage from journeyman cook to globe-traveling professional eater and drinker, and even to fatherhood. Bourdain takes no prisoners as he dissects what he's seen.

    Andy says: "entertaining but not as good as kitchen conf."
    "Bourdain is the crotchety Taylor Swift of food."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Medium Raw to be better than the print version?

    Anthony Bourdain doesn't hold back. If you appreciate salacious gossip, creative use of profanity, and continuous strands of international food porn, this book is definitely for you. You can't help but love him for his adamant support of the underdog and candor about his experiences. I certainly do.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Bourdain did his dressing down of Alan Richman for his critical remarks of New Orleans post-Katrina, I nearly cried. I'm so happy that he so firmly stood up to those who he regards as "villains."


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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