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Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Science of Kissing by Sheril Kirshenbaum (Book Review and Giveaway!)

Title: The Science of Kissing: What Our Lips Are Telling Us
Author: Sheril Kirshenbaum
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing


My thoughts:  This book examines kissing in about every way you could possibly imagine.  Starting with what different cultures find attractive and how kissing is viewed throughout the world and throughout time.  That part was pretty interesting - learning about some meaning behind kissing and learning about non-traditional kisses in cultures - that include sniffing or smelling another person and just touching them.  It also talks about the different ways that animals kiss and show emotion.

From that point it goes into the different physical changes that happen in the body, including hormones that are released and how hormones themselves affect the kiss.  (Ever kiss someone that you were hoping for romance with only to feel like you were kissing your brother?)  It also talks about the different bacteria and viruses that are present in saliva and how they can affect your well-being.

That gives you an overview of part of the book - other things discussed are what happens in the brain when we kiss and I liked the 10 tips at the end to make one a better kisser - based on all the scientific studies used in the book.

~I received a complimentary copy of this book from Hachette Books in exchange for my review.~

Thanks to Hachette Books I have 2 copies of this book to giveaway.  Giveaway is open to US/Canada only - no PO boxes.  It will end Feb 17, 2011.

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The Science of Kissing: What Our Lips Are Telling Us
Publisher/Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing, Jan 2011
ISBN: 978-0-446-55990-4
272 pages



28 comments:

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I enjoyed your review and would love to read The Science of Kissing :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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I'd love to read this book!

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Sounds interesting. Would love the chance to read it! :0)

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thaeter7 said...

I guess we never think about the germs when kissing someone!
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Tea said...

Oh bother, I missed the giveaway. I want to read The Science of Kissing. Learning about different cultures, etc. Your review is great.

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