An exploration into the psychology of eating in today’s unprecedented North American pantry of abundance, access, and excess.
Forthcoming December 2017.
“A lively look at all things revolting.”—New York Times
“In her lively tour of vileness, Herz argues that disgust is in the mind of the beholder.” — Nature
“Leaves you contemplating how your own sense of disgust may be manipulated, or even overcome.” — New Scientist
“...[Herz] manages it quite admirably: to be vivid and true to her subject without getting so revolting that her readers react the way we react to anything that disgusts us, which is by trying to get as far away as possible.” — Robin Marantz Henig, author of Pandora's baby: How the First Test Tube Babies Sparked the Reproductive Revolution, New York Times Book Review
Finalist for the 2009 AAAS Excellence in Science Writing Award
“Fascinating . . . A serious book, with many whiffs of delight.” — Washington Post Book World
“You’ll never take your nose for granted again once you’ve read The Scent of Desire.” — USA Today
“Intriguing...This illuminating book argues convincingly that the sense of smell should never be taken for granted.” — Publishers Weekly