Tuesday, January 15, 2008

5. "An Underground Education" - Richard Zacks

Similar to Lies Your Teacher Told You, this book attempts to nail down some truths and shatter misconceptions. Nothing is sacred; the author grapples with politics, sex, history, medicine, etc.

The book came out before the internet was running at the current breakneck speed, so there are some references to rumors formally whispered around the water cooler (Catherine the Great and the horse, losing a kidney after drunken night, etc.). But there is enough left - and some gruesome/crazy/hysteria-inducing photos - to give it a flip-through.

2.5 out of 5.0 King's Cups.


Jeane said...

It sounds like another book I have on my list, Mommy Knows Worst. Ever heard of that one?

Kristin Dodge said...

"A cough syrup good enough to eat with ice cream!"

Wow, that quote says it all for that book about parenting advice in the 40s and 50s.

I'll look forward to your review of it... pretty comical, I'm sure.