Book Review

Gulp Review


Have you ever wondered about how our body actually digests our food? Do you actually need an enigma? Why do we salivate when we see food? All of these questions are answered and more during the crazy journey that Ms. Roach takes us on. 

My Thoughts 

Let me just start this review by saying that I LOVE MARY ROACH. I have read two of her books and the rest of them are on my TBR list. When Audible was having a member sale a few months ago, I snagged this audiobook immediately! That was a smart move because once again, Mary Roach took me on a scientific journey that not only was interesting, but weirdly hilarious as well. 

I have always been fascinated by the wonders of the human body and digestion was something that I’ve always been weirdly curious about. I had so many weird questions that I never thought I could ask and I felt that Ms. Roach read my mind and answered them for me! Ms. Roach would constantly say that her curiosity and inner dialogue was weird or abnormal, but we may share a brain because I thought the same thing most times. 

The author introduces some very interesting points about the human body and the way the body processes from some very interesting individuals. I mean I had no idea that people actually had jobs like these and maybe I picked the wrong career or major! Not only did the author present some outlandish real characters, she did it in a way that was completely engaging and uniquely humorous. I enjoy this author so much because not only does she present well researched and important facts, she does it with a writing style that no one could ever consider boring. 

This audiobook was such a delight to listen to during my commute to work and my holiday baking. If you are curious about the human body and need a scientific giggle, definitely try this book! 

My Book Rating

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Book Details

Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach 

Genre: Non Fiction

Published on April 2, 2013 by Tantor Audio 

Copy Read: Audiobook (Audible) 

Time: 8 Hours and 21 Minutes 

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