Books by Rachel Herz

Released: Dec. 26, 2017

"Though occasionally didactic, the narrative is undergirded by Herz's understanding that one size never fits all, and it contains useful passages for every reader."
Neuroscientist Herz (That's Disgusting: Unraveling the Mysteries of Repulsion, 2013, etc.) shines her expertise on the complicated relationships between the human senses and food consumption. Read full book review >
NONFICTION
Released: Jan. 23, 2012

"'The greatest pleasures are only narrowly separated from disgust,' said Cicero. In this multifaceted book, Herz expertly walks that tightrope. "
Herz (Psychology/Brown Univ.; The Scent of Desire, 2007) examines the strange world of disgust and discovers that, to a large extent, it's all in the mind of the beholder. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"A delightfully unexpected blend of personal anecdotes, pop-cultural erudition and scientific understanding."
A lively, seductive exploration of what the nose knows. Read full book review >