Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History - Florence Williams
I have them. So, I was pretty intrigued by the book. Breasts come out of nowhere and suddenly, you're stuck with these two things for the rest of your life. It wouldn't hurt to know a little bit more about them.
I guess I was expecting a very scientific look at the development of breasts, breast feeding, augmentation, and the inevitable decline. However, I ended up reading a lot about chemicals because as Williams mentions repeatedly - they're everywhere.
For the record, Williams is a journalist - not a scientist. So when she shrugs off scientists because they're men (Honestly. She's very judgmental about male scientists that are studying breasts), I'm a little wary of her intentions. And, she's a self-proclaimed "granola girl."
It's a little bit of a bummer read. And, by little bit, I really mean it's a total bummer of a read. It's a lot of "You're going to get breast cancer no matter what." I wish the book had been more about the development of breasts in mammals (what an odd thing to write) and about breast augmentation with less focus on the doom and gloom of having breasts.
Should you read it?
Meh. I wouldn't bother.
Goal #3 - 23 for 23 - 17/50