Egg: A Dozen Ovatures

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W. W. Norton & Company
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6.33 X 9.32 X 0.92 inches | 0.96 pounds

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About the Author
Lizzie Stark is a participation designer and the author of Pandora's DNA and Leaving Mundania. Her writing has been featured in publications such as the Washington Post, Daily Beast, io9, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. She lives in Massachusetts.
Egg is cheeky, playful, and deeply informative--in short, a complete delight.--Jennifer Egan, author of The Candy House
Lizzie Stark makes the egg her protagonist, tracing its biography in a dazzling probe of art, science, outer space, menus--and her body--across the globe. Imaginative and wildly original, Egg asks us to consider no less than the origin of everything and our role in maintaining the chicken-and-egg system.--Marie Mutsuki Mockett, author of American Harvest
Egg bursts forth as a joyous triumph in the fresh field of body-part literature. Lizzie Stark writes with wit, verve, and warmth. I loved every page.--Florence Williams, author of Heartbreak
Richly peppered with insight and a dash of humor, Lizzie Stark takes us on a fresh adventure to understand the humble foundation of life, the egg.--Terry Hope Romero, coauthor of Veganomicon
Egg is one of those rare and voracious books that defies categorization. Lizzie Stark uses the egg as a means of hatching one startling inquiry after another. Like her culinary hero Jacques Pépin, Lizzie Stark makes magic out of the simplest ingredients: her insatiable curiosity, keen intelligence, and a literary style that is wry, elegant, and searching--Steve Almond, author of Candyfreak and All the Secrets of the World
Stark proves to be an excellent storyteller...This delightful paean to the egg is equal parts fun, philosophical, educational, and irreverent.-- "Publishers Weekly"
Crack this book like an egg and suck up 200 pages of Lizzie Stark delightfulness! Here is early career Jacques Pepin making sous vide eggs at Howard Johnson's! Gender-shifting chickens! Greedy eggers! Maniacal collectors! Egg is eclectic and funny, informative and endlessly surprising, but also deeply personal. (Stark's genes set her up with an ovarian cancer risk second only to hens'.) Like the egg itself, this book is a perfect, miraculous package.--Mary Roach, best-selling author of Fuzz
Stark's perky prose and awe make for entertaining reading...Beyond the yolk and white, eggs are full of surprises.-- "Booklist"