My Rating of “The Body: A Guide for Occupants” by Bill Bryson: 9 / 10
This must be the year for Bill Bryson and Brad. I’m posting this halfway through 2021 and have consumed two of his books so far with two more to go. I’m enjoying his writing style and story telling. Now I’m directing my consumption of Bill Bryson books to areas of interest; such as the human body.
The Body is certainly a guide for us occupants. What’s clear throughout this book is the detailed research, statistics and explanations. On the very latter point is Bryson’s ability to take complex concepts of the body and describing them in a way that most, if not all readers, will be able to understand. What results is a book that is fun to read as you’re learning so much about the body during as part of the journey.
It was quite refreshing to read a book that wasn’t written by an expert in the field of physiology or biography. Instead it was a travel writer who made a topic I loved even more enjoyable! The next Bryson book I’m going to read is A Short History of Everything.
Note: I’m not going to list takeaways in this review as there are so many interesting facts and takeaways to list; just go read this book yourself!