December 29 2021
THE JOY OF SWEAT
The Strange Science of Perspiration
by Sarah Evers
January 2022 Book Club Announcement
Sweat - there's more going on than you think.
Learn more about our perspiration, something that defines us and characteristically human
Sarah Everts does a deep dive on all things sweat. We found this book to be absolutely fascinating and can say we learned something in every single chapter. We thought there would be more chapters and time dedicated to the athletic and exercise-related aspects of sweating but maybe that's because we didn't realize all the different roles that sweat plays in our lives and history.
"Why is sweat salty? Why do we sweat when stressed? Why do some people produce colorful sweat? And should you worry about Big Brother tracking the hundreds of molecules that leak out in your sweat—not just the stinky ones or alleged pheromones—but the ones that reveal secrets about your health and vices?" (from publisher's W.W. Norton website).
Learn this and so much more as Everts takes us on a global journey to discover more about sweat - from saunas in Finland to speed dating in Moscow to labs at antiperspirant companies...you'll know more about sweat than you ever realized there was to learn!
“An entertaining and illuminating guide to the necessity and virtues of perspiration…Everts is a crisp and lively writer.” - The New York Times
"A witty, informative, and quirky consideration of this bodily fluid…Perspiration is cooler than you'd ever imagine." - Bookist
About the Author:
"Sarah Everts holds a master’s degree in chemistry, and has written for Scientific American, Smithsonian, New Scientist, and the Economist. She teaches journalism at Carleton University and lives in Ottawa, Canada."
- from publisher W.W. Norton website, the book publisher
Thank you Sarah for teaching us the fun and interesting details about something we do all the time but knew so little about!
Love, Lume Six