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Pleased to Meet Me

Genes, Germs, and the Curious Forces That Make Us Who We Are
Narrated by: Alex Boyles
Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Why are you attracted to a certain “type?” Why are you a morning person? Why do you vote the way you do? From a witty new voice in popular science comes a clever, life-changing look at what makes you you.

“I can’t believe I just said that.” “What possessed me to do that?” “What’s wrong with me?” 

We’re constantly seeking answers to these fundamental human questions, and now, science has the answers. The foods we enjoy, the people we love, the emotions we feel, and the beliefs we hold can all be traced back to our DNA, germs, and environment. This witty, colloquial book is popular science at its best, describing in everyday language how genetics, epigenetics, microbiology, and psychology work together to influence our personality and actions. 

Mixing cutting-edge research and relatable humor, Pleased to Meet Me is filled with fascinating insights that shine a light on who we really are - and how we might become our best selves.

©2019 Bill Sullivan (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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very insightful and inspiring

very insightful and inspiring, great compilation of recent discoveries and ideas of human nature, plenty of scientific references.

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fascinating information clouded by too many jokes

this book provides fascinating and useful information in an easy-to-understand way without talking down. The only thing I didn't like about the book was never ending pop references and jokes that detracted from the useful information.

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Interesting Insight for my Inner Layman Scientist

As an enviro-centric moderate, I've been looking for material to give me some insight on tribal politics. How can two people observe the same topic/situation and see it so differently? This book gave me some perspective based on gene studies. I didn't mind the pop/nerd humor, but I can see how it would annoy some readers/listeners [I'm an Audible book consumer].

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Full of interesting and fun information! Highly recommend!

Loved loved loved this book. It was very well written and funny! I couldn’t get enough! Many parts made me laugh out loud. Loved all his references to pop culture thru the years. If this guy taught biosciences to me in college I could have become a brain surgeon! such interesting information and will make for great discussions!