Another dot in the blogosphere?


Posted on: April 18, 2021

One reason I love listening to the No Such Thing As A Fish podcast is the team of QI elves that curates and tells stories around obscure but interesting factoids.

Another reason is the occasional guest that they interview in their podcasts. Recently they extended their work to raise money for Comic Relief. One of their guests then was Mary Roach who is an author of a bizarre range of books.

Roach focuses on a range of human conditions, e.g., Stiff is about cadavers, Grunt is about war, Gulp is about our alimentary canal. 

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I was so tickled by the session above that I decided to borrow one of Roach’s books, Bonk, from the library. It might be obvious from the book’s title that is it about human sexuality.

I was drawn to this book partly because of the funny title and partly because the opening chapters featured the Kinsey Institute in Indiana University, Bloomington. The university is where I started pursuing my doctorate almost 20 years ago.

I am still reading the e-book. I stifle laughter if I am in bed late at night so as not to disturb my wife.

I have been drawn to non-fiction books of late. They are part of my autodidactic drive to curate and create my own lifelong and professional development.

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