‘A directory of wonders.’– The Guardian
‘Jaw-dropping.’– The Times
‘Classic, wry, gleeful Bryson…an entertaining and absolutely fact-rammed book.’– The Sunday Times
‘It is a feat of narrative skill to bake so many facts into an entertaining and nutritious book.’– The Daily Telegraph
‘We spend our whole lives in one body and yet most of us have practically no idea how it works and what goes on inside it.The idea of the book is simply to try to understand the extraordinary contraption that is us.’
Bill Bryson sets off to explore the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself. Full of extraordinary facts and astonishing storiesThe Body: A Guide for Occupantsis a brilliant, often very funny attempt to understand the miracle of our physical and neurological make up.