Swallow: Foreign Bodies, Their Ingestion, Inspiration, and the Curious Doctor Who Extracted Them

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Price
$18.95  $17.43
Publisher
New Press
Publish Date
Pages
292
Dimensions
5.3 X 0.8 X 8.2 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781595587770
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About the Author

Mary Cappello is the author of Awkward (a Los Angeles Times bestseller), Called Back, and Night Bloom. A recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, the Bechtel Prize for Educating the Imagination, and the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize, she teaches at the University of Rhode Island and lives in Providence.

Reviews


[Cappello's] writing style is wistful, wacky, and wise. . . . "Swallow" is a strange and alluring work of musings and medical history. . . . Occupying a curious position between Ripley's "Believe It or Not" and riveting biography, this book is something special.
--Tony Miksanek, MD, JAMA

A wonderful and bizarre book: gorge yourself on it, and gulp.
--Simon Winchester, author of "Atlantic"

Cappello's fine writing creates a book that goes down very easy.
--Paul Di Filippo, "The Barnes & Noble Review"

""Swallow" is a surprising and original work. It is biography on the slant, a meditation that transcends boundaries and genres, written with scholarship, humor, and panache. I urge you to take this journey."
--Ricky Jay

"[Cappello's] writing style is wistful, wacky, and wise. . . . "Swallow" is a strange and alluring work of musings and medical history. . . . Occupying a curious position between Ripley's "Believe It or Not" and riveting biography, this book is something special."
--Tony Miksanek, MD, "JAMA"

"A wonderful and bizarre book: gorge yourself on it, and gulp."
--Simon Winchester, author of "Atlantic"

"Cappello's fine writing creates a book that goes down very easy."
--Paul Di Filippo, "The Barnes & Noble Review"

"A warm and thoroughly researched portrait."
--"The Washington Post"
"Cappello ... brings a psychoanalytic richness to her understanding of ingestion and dentition."
--"The Guardian"
"[Cappello] packs her story with surprising imagery and extravagant lyricism, taking a highly literary approach on the subject."
--"Salon"
"One odd, and oddly haunting, book."
--"Macleans"
""Swallow" is a surprising and original work. It is biography on the slant, a meditation that transcends boundaries and genres, written with scholarship, humor, and panache. I urge you to take this journey."
--Ricky Jay
"[Cappello's] writing style is wistful, wacky, and wise. . . . "Swallow" is a strange and alluring work of musings and medical history. . . . Occupying a curious position between Ripley's "Believe It or Not" and riveting biography, this book is something special."
--Tony Miksanek, MD, "JAMA"
"A wonderful and bizarre book: gorge yourself on it, and gulp."
--Simon Winchester, author of "Atlantic"
"Cappello's fine writing creates a book that goes down very easy."
--Paul Di Filippo, "The Barnes & Noble Review"

A warm and thoroughly researched portrait.
The Washington Post
Cappello brings a psychoanalytic richness to her understanding of ingestion and dentition.
The Guardian
[Cappello] packs her story with surprising imagery and extravagant lyricism, taking a highly literary approach on the subject.
Salon
One odd, and oddly haunting, book.
Macleans
"Swallow is a surprising and original work. It is biography on the slant, a meditation that transcends boundaries and genres, written with scholarship, humor, and panache. I urge you to take this journey."
Ricky Jay
"[Cappello's] writing style is wistful, wacky, and wise. . . . Swallow is a strange and alluring work of musings and medical history. . . . Occupying a curious position between Ripley s Believe It or Not and riveting biography, this book is something special."
Tony Miksanek, MD, JAMA
"A wonderful and bizarre book: gorge yourself on it, and gulp."
Simon Winchester, author of Atlantic
"Cappello's fine writing creates a book that goes down very easy."
Paul Di Filippo, The Barnes & Noble Review
"
"A warm and thoroughly researched portrait."
--The Washington Post

"Cappello ... brings a psychoanalytic richness to her understanding of ingestion and dentition."
--The Guardian

"[Cappello] packs her story with surprising imagery and extravagant lyricism, taking a highly literary approach on the subject."
--Salon

"One odd, and oddly haunting, book."
--Macleans

"Swallow is a surprising and original work. It is biography on the slant, a meditation that transcends boundaries and genres, written with scholarship, humor, and panache. I urge you to take this journey."
--Ricky Jay

"[Cappello's] writing style is wistful, wacky, and wise. . . . Swallow is a strange and alluring work of musings and medical history. . . . Occupying a curious position between Ripley's Believe It or Not and riveting biography, this book is something special."
--Tony Miksanek, MD, JAMA

"A wonderful and bizarre book: gorge yourself on it, and gulp."
--Simon Winchester, author of Atlantic

"Cappello's fine writing creates a book that goes down very easy."
--Paul Di Filippo, The Barnes & Noble Review