Bulldog Book Club: Gulp 10/7

October 3, 2013 – 2:59 PM

Monday, October 7
Gulp-cover-3504:00 p.m.
Jittery Joe’s, Miller Learning Center

by Mary Roach

Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find words for flavors and smells? Why doesn’t the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? In Gulp we meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks of—or has the courage to ask. We go on location to a pet-food taste-test lab, a fecal transplant, and into a live stomach to observe the fate of a meal.

The Bulldog Book Club meets at Jittery Joe’s in the Miller Learning Center. Everyone is welcome. Anyone can suggest and vote on the books. Book club meetings are Blue Card and FYOS events.

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