Staff recommendation: Pascoe’s exploration of the science of female bodies is fascinating,
relatable and funny. Pascoe’s humour is a great foil to the topic of
negative body image, making this a great book for teenagers and any
adult (female or male) who doesn’t fully appreciate their “clever old
fat”. When informed about how female bodies have evolved, and how
attitudes towards them have changed, our most punishing cultural norms
are seen for what they are: laughably stupid and regrettably
influential. A great read for all human animals.