I got all distracted by curling yesterday and forgot to mention that (insert trumpets and drum rolls) my new book is officially available!
A big box of 50 Body Questions arrived at my door on Wednesday, and I couldn’t be more thrilled with it.
Where else could you learn about the guy who travelled all over North America displaying the unhealed gunshot wound to his guts, as a doctor dipped bits of food in and out on a string, to demonstrate digestion?
Yup. I’m all about the necessary facts.
Look what’s up on the Amazon site for pre-order! The newest title in the 50 Questions series:
This may have my favourite all-time subtitle. (“A Book That Spills Its Guts” in case you can’t read it in the graphic above.) And the book is packed with every strange bodily function anecdote I could find.
For example, you can learn all about Alexis St. Martin. When he was shot by a musket, the wound didn’t heal properly, leaving him with a permanent hole in his abdomen. He travelled across the continent with army doc William Beaumont, who made money by dangling bits of food into the hole and then revealing them half-digested.
Doesn’t that just whet your appetite? For reading, at least?
My partner-in-crime Ross Kinnaird has outdone himself on the illustrations. So even if you’re not into half-digested-food stories, you should still have a look!