Friday, May 9, 2008

Book Review : The Dirt on Clean – An Unsanitized History by Kathrine Ashburg

Mood: Calm
Listening to: Prince and the Pauper, the Barbie Version

I just finished reading my first ever book about bathing and cleanliness and I have to admit, it was more than just a little interesting. It was a bit unsettling to discover that my ancestors (Dutch and German) were considered among the dirtiest. It did get off to a slow start, but it went on to cover sanitation, oral health, and the political science of hygiene and body odors. Not exactly dinner table conversation, but very, very interesting nonetheless.

Verdict : Not an immediate must read, but an interesting read to work on over time.

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