Judson: Dr Tatiana’s Sex Advice to All Creation
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Olivia Judson, Dr. Tatiana’s Sex Advice to All Creation. New York : Metropolitan Books, 2002. x + 308 pages; includes bibliographical references and index.
This book was awesome! It’s a book about evolutionary biology, written as a sex column. Various animals write in with their concerns/worries, and then Dr. Tatiana explains why they’re experiencing whatever.
Judson is that rare thing, a scientist who actually makes me laugh out loud, instead of rolling my eyes at the corniness. I was reading this book in the living room, and Mom kept making me read sections to her, because I couldn’t stop laughing. It’s also educational, and Judson points out when there isn’t a definitive accepted explanation and explores different theories.
I can’t praise this one highly enough. Even if you don’t usually enjoy nonfiction or science, I bet you’ll enjoy this! She also has a blog at the New York Times, and a special site dedicated to the book. I just wish she had more books out there so I could read them all!
-- Notes by EVA