What They Are Reading: Heather Bradshaw’s second choice
Posted February 28, 2011
Weekly feature on book recommendations by researchers and therapists in sex and sexual health.
Heather Bradshaw just couldn’t choose between two recent reads when we asked her to recommend a book. So, last week we featured her first pick “The Guide to Getting It On.” This week, she tells us why she likes “Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex ” by Mary Roach.
“I admit to loving every book by Mary Roach and interestingly, I read this one after all the others (I mention this only in the context that I study reproduction..) and think she has done an incredible job of detailing much of the history (and tragedy?) of academic sex research in the past century. With her classic comic/intellectual style, she hits so many of the hard (and soft…) spots of the field. It is going to be required reading in my next Neuroscience human sexuality course.”
- Dr. Heather Bradshaw is Assistant Research Scientist at The Kinsey Institute, and Assistant Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Indiana University