Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Science of Kissing By Sheril Kirshenbaum Giveaway

From a noted science journalist comes a wonderfully witty and fascinating exploration of how and why we kiss.

When did humans begin to kiss? Why is kissing integral to some cultures and alien to others? Do good kissers make the best lovers? And is that  expensive lip-plumping gloss worth it? Sheril Kirshenbaum, a biologist and science journalist, tackles these questions and more in THE SCIENCE OF KISSING. It's everything you always wanted to know about kissing but either haven't asked, couldn't find out, or didn't realize you should understand. The book is informed by the latest studies and theories, but Kirshenbaum's engaging voice gives the information a light touch. Topics range from the kind of kissing men like to do (as distinct from women) to what animals can teach us about the kiss to whether or not the true art of kissing was lost sometime in the Dark Ages. Drawing upon classical history, evolutionary biology, psychology, popular culture, and more, Kirshenbaum's winning book will appeal to romantics and armchair scientists alike.

Thanks to the great folks at Hatchette Books, I have three (3) copies to give away! Just in time for Valentine's Day!

Fill out the Form to enter.  Comments are appreciated, but will not count as an entry.  Open to USA and Canada.  No PO Boxes.  Contest ends on January 20th with prizes shipped direct from sponsor.


  1. Had to check in and see what you were up to, quite a face lift!!! Thought I was in the wrong place but Eeyore wouldn't steer me wrong.


  2. I just filled out the form; don't remember if I did it last week already, sorry if it is a duplicate.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com