Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States on June 21, 2021
I have read and reviewed a fair number of trivia and other nonfiction informational books by this author. I usually enjoy them, but I wasn't so wild about this one. FYI, while the author does write trivia and other books suitable for children, this one certainly is not as it has stories about the history of birth control and unusual smuggling techniques detailing the use of certain body parts. The book has no organization and is completely random. One story simply follows another without them being under particular umbrellas like the ones mentioned in the subtitle. While the book has history, science, and pop culture “stories”, if you're looking for a particular subject, you'll have to thumb or scroll through to find your favorite topic. The author makes some illogical statements or incorrect statements here and there. For instance, in the chapter on the history of contraception, he states that prior to World War II, intimate relations were primarily for procreation, not p1easure. Say what! That’s a pretty broad statement that he could have no actual idea of! I'd like to see the data and research on that one! Many stories seem to be written to titillate rather than captivate. Not all were truly “stories,” either; for me, “story” means people, not just events or a random grab-bag of information around a topic. Compared to this author's other books, I was disappointed in this book.

I received a free copy of this book, but that did not affect my review.
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