Gulp: Adventures of the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach is a wild ride down the digestive track. Mary Roach choose unique topics and dive deep to teach us more about them. Other books she has written cover cadavers, sex and space.
Take a look at her website: http://www.maryroach.net/gulp.html
The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite by Dr. David Kessler is an in depth look at what drives us to eat, and eat and eat. This books discusses brain chemistry and the twists and turns of food manufacturers power over our dietary habits.
Take a look at NYTimes commentary about his book: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/23/health/23well.html?_r=0
Our first meeting will be October 9 from 4pm to 6pm in Burk Hall room 302 with pot luck style snacks. To sign up please visit the Digestible Book Club tab. Space is limited! The final book decision will be made in September and posted on the blog as well as emailed to you.
A fellow avid reader shared some information about book access!
There are free online downloads of two of the Digestible Book Club potential reads!
- Gulp by Mary Roach The url for Gulp is http://tuebl.ca/books/45170 . You go to the bottom and click "download epub". I believe you have to have iBooks in order to download/ read this file.
- Mindless Eating by Brian Wansink. The url for Mindless Eating is http://tuebl.ca/books/60686 .