Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Falling in Love With: The Science of Kissing Review and Giveaway!

What is Valentine's Day without love? And how do we best express this love we have for our loved ones? By kisses! Everyone does it, but have you ever really gave kissing a more in depth view? Like maybe the science behind kissing? The book The Science of Kissing by Sheril Kirshenbaum goes into great detail and truly explores why we kiss.

From a noted science journalist comes a wonderfully witty and fascinating exploration of how and why we kiss.

When did humans begin to kiss? Why is kissing integral to some cultures and alien to others? Do good kissers make the best lovers? And is that expensive lip-plumping gloss worth it? Sheril Kirshenbaum, a biologist and science journalist, tackles these questions and more in THE SCIENCE OF KISSING. It's everything you always wanted to know about kissing but either haven't asked, couldn't find out, or didn't realize you should understand. The book is informed by the latest studies and theories, but Kirshenbaum's engaging voice gives the information a light touch. Topics range from the kind of kissing men like to do (as distinct from women) to what animals can teach us about the kiss to whether or not the true art of kissing was lost sometime in the Dark Ages. Drawing upon classical history, evolutionary biology, psychology, popular culture, and more, Kirshenbaum's winning book will appeal to romantics and armchair scientists alike.

Here's a video of her talking all about kissing!

My Review:

There is nothing better than a good kiss. It helps keep you connected and helps to strengthen a bond. You might think "How can a whole book be dedicated to exploring the science of kissing?" and "Will it even be interesting?" I thought that it was a great read and I really enjoyed the stories that were given as well as all the information. It was presented in a way that held your attention without being too textbooky which I hate!

I really like how Sheril incorporated fun facts and stories related to kissing at the end of each chapter. I enjoyed reading about the possible origins of kissing and how kissing can even be found in the animal kingdom.

I think this is a great read and it is perfect for Valentine's Day!

1 comment:

Taffy said...

This book sounds VERY interesting and perfect timing for Valentines :)