About the Author
Jennifer Ackerman’s most recent book is Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream: ADay in the Life of Your Body. Her previous books include Chance in the House of Fate: A Natural History of Heredity, and Notes from the Shore. A contributor to National Geographic, The New York Times, and many other publications, her articles and essays have been included in several anthologies, among them Best American Science Writing, The Nature Reader, and Best Nature Writing. Jennifer lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.
- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: Twelve; 1 edition (September 2, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 044654115X
- ISBN-13: 978-0446541152
I don’t think I will ever see the cure of the common cold in my lifetime, but this book makes me feel better about them and the fact that there is not much you can do but rest and recover. And everything your mom always told you is pretty much true. My mother always said to keep your hands away from your face, cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing, drink lots of water and have some soup. This book shows you that mom always did know best. Oh, and keep away from small children, they are walking germ factories.
Some of the things in this book are truly scary. I mean how often do you think about cleaning out your washing machine? Just think about washing your underwear and where you wear those underthings. Yes, pretty gross. The author goes into detail about the history and treatments that are known to work and are worth buying although, so far, not much.
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