Bill Bryson, bestselling author ofÂ A Short History of Nearly Everything, takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body. As addictive as it is comprehensive, this is Bryson at his very best, a must-read ownerâ€™s manual for everybody.
- Penguin Random House
- Publish Date
- October 2019
Bill Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion as he guides us through the human bodyâ€“how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail. Full of extraordinary facts (your body made a million red blood cells since you started reading this) and irresistible Bryson-esque anecdotes,Â The BodyÂ will lead you to a deeper understanding of the miracle that is life in general and you in particular. As Bill Bryson writes, â€śWe pass our existence within this wobble of flesh and yet take it almost entirely for granted.â€ťÂ The BodyÂ will cure that indifference with generous doses of wondrous, compulsively readable facts and information.