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February 12, 2015

This Is What You Just Put In Your Mouth?

A review by Spencer

"Cherry cordials are predigested for you."

This Is What You Just Put in Your Mouth, by Patrick Di Justo, is unlike most other non-fiction informational books I’ve read. With a mixture of facts, formulas, and humor, it’s actually a fun read. I was a little surprised at how the author’s witty comments made this an enjoyable book.

I must say the title is a tad deceiving, because it contains much more than food you eat. The second part of the book includes random things such as flu shots, dandruff shampoo, and Noxzema.

The book is separated into two sections. Part One: This is What You Put in Your Mouth, and Part Two: This is What You Don’t Put into Your Mouth.

Part One and Two consist of the many ingredients included in each product (which I found a little mind-numbing) and closes with a Backstory section. The meaty backstory part contains fascinating, surprising, and amusing input that gives this book it’s entertainment factor.

Overall: I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. Some of the information is kind of gross and I hope I can soon forget it, but if you relish in grossing people out with random food (and non-food) product facts, then this book is for you.

Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Page Count: 272
Purchase Link: Amazon

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