The Sawbones Book: The Hilarious, Horrifying Road to Modern Medicine

The Sawbones Book: The Hilarious, Horrifying Road to Modern Medicine

A compelling, often hilarious and occasionally horrifying exploration of how modern medicine came to be! Wondering whether eating powdered mummies might be just the thing to cure your ills? Tempted by those vintage ads suggesting you wear radioactive underpants for virility? Ever considered drilling a hole in your head to deal with those pesky headaches? Probably not. But f A compelling, often hilarious and occasionally horrifying exploration of how modern medicine came to be! Wondering...

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Title:The Sawbones Book: The Hilarious, Horrifying Road to Modern Medicine
Author:Justin McElroy
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:The Sawbones Book: The Hilarious, Horrifying Road to Modern Medicine
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:216 pages pages

The Sawbones Book: The Hilarious, Horrifying Road to Modern Medicine Reviews

  • Trin
    Nov 21, 2018

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

  • Eve
    Oct 30, 2018

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    I loved reading this book! It's funny and informative. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because there were some major editing errors. Hopefully the typos all get fixed in the second printing. ...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    In terms of content, this book was wonderful. Funny, informative, and descriptive enough that I had to put it down several times to let the nausea pass. I fully expect that I'll pull this back off the shelf occasionally when I suddenly have an urge to remember why people kept eating ot...

    Another McElroy family product! How strange the phenomenon of podcast turned into book is. Sydnee and Justin did a great job bringing their mix of facts, banter, and myth dispelling to the page, and as much as I love books I truly hope this turns more people on to their podcast. ...

    Overall, a joyous experience. If by any chance you are reading this, Justin McElroy--please allow me, an English teacher, to edit this work--free of charge. ...

    I?m not sure what I expected from this book but it exceeded those expectations. There are a few typos but the book is so interesting that it well makes up for it. I was inspired to start listening to the podcast thanks to the book and would also strongly recommend that. ...

    It's kind of like the grown-up version of those gross science books you're supposed to give to preteen and teenage boys when they're growing up because apparently boogers are the only way to introduce them to loving science or whatever. That being said, I love Justin and Sydnee and I'm...

    Ok, does this book have some technical issues? Yes. Does it in any way detract from how enjoyable it is overall? Well, I would say no but judging from a lot of the reviews I'm much in the minority in that opinion. There are several typos in the book - from repeated words to misspel...

    It's fine. The problem is twofold: it's basically a retread of the show so far, with very little new material; and it tries too hard to capture the essence of the show, which is the bantering dynamic between Sydnee [pause for cheers to die down] and Justin. But that dynamic doesn't tra...

    While this book could definitely use a redraft for technical errors, I understand there were behind-the-scenes technical issues such as the publisher more or less abandoning them to remove pages wholesale, glue some together, and leaving them to handle a lot of the heavy work. It's sad...

    It would be 5 stars if the editing weren't so terrible. I mean the book has words left out, misspelling, errors in page numbers and just stuff that was clearly supposed to be replaced (aka: I'm pretty sure, see page xxxxx, wasn't supposed to make it to the final copy). And then there's...

    This book was just as fun as listening to the podcast! I loved the amount of personality that came through in the writing - the little asides really felt like listening to Justin and Sydnee. The art was also wonderful, and it was really cool that it was really a McElroy/Smirl family pr...

    I listened to the audiobook of this. It was enjoyable to listen to and the information, of course, was fascinating, but fans of their podcast might be a bit disappointing. I understand that it being an audiobook, it needs to be a bit more formal, but I definitely enjoy the casual close...

    This book is fantastic! It is funny, informative, and everything that you would expect from listening to the podcast. It reads like a series of magazine articles, so don?t expect a terribly deep dive into any one topic. But for your money they cover a ton of interesting topics throug...

    I really enjoyed this book and I learned new things from each and every section, even when the topic was something I was already familiar with. Sydnee and Justin are entertaining and engaging writers that made even the weirdest and most disgusting stories fun (I also really appreciated...

    I have loved Sawbones since its inception in 2013. I was the first of the McElroy Family of products that I tried and it lead me to all of their other podcast. I have seen them live 4 times now and they never disappoint. This book was even better than I could have expected. They did a ...

    Pulls some of the most interesting history of medicine and Sawbones. Take care for podcast-typical medical talk and grossness, but it does the usual warning beforehand for the grossest things. The art is great, and there's some old photos, advertisements, and drawings as well. There's ...

    This was a fun glimpse into medical history. Is it textbook worthy? Np, but isnt meant to be. It is meant to let an average non medical individual understand how we came to where we are now. I found it very fun and amusing. I hope they write another. My only critique the page number...

    Such a tough rating to determine. 5 stars for the content and illustration, 1 star for the horrendously distracting lack of editing and sloppy publishing job. I don't want to punish the creators for this by docking the rating though, so 5 stars it is. From what I understand, the publis...

    Oh dear. This was not meant to be read aloud. The audiobook was a terrible idea. On top of that, it turns out podcasters don't always make good audio readers. It starts off really wooden and forced. They do settle into it and get better at reading already-written banter, but, seriously...

    I feel like I need to justify why I gave this rating. I enjoyed the content of the book, but I was so distracted by the multiple errors in the book (misspellings, missed punctuation, etc) that it took me out of the story that Sydnee and Justin were telling. One page even referred back ...

    The content is wonderful; if you like the podcast, you'll love the book. If you don't like the podcast, well, you should. Like others have mentioned, there's some glaring editorial issues re: typos, grammar, etc. The copy I have goes from page 204 to 212, so it also seems to be miss...

    All the info was really great and the jokes but there were a lot of editing errors and it seems like it was pushed out in too much of a hurry. I loved the book but maybe a bit more time in the oven to fix some formatting and find some typos. ...

    I'd take off half a point for the various proofreading mistakes, but that still rounds up to five so here we are. It's a fun book, entertaining despite being a lot of the same information covered in the podcast. ...

  • Leah
    Dec 01, 2018

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    I loved reading this book! It's funny and informative. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because there were some major editing errors. Hopefully the typos all get fixed in the second printing. ...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

  • Danielle
    Nov 04, 2018

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

  • Zumie
    Nov 24, 2018

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    I loved reading this book! It's funny and informative. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because there were some major editing errors. Hopefully the typos all get fixed in the second printing. ...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    In terms of content, this book was wonderful. Funny, informative, and descriptive enough that I had to put it down several times to let the nausea pass. I fully expect that I'll pull this back off the shelf occasionally when I suddenly have an urge to remember why people kept eating ot...

    Another McElroy family product! How strange the phenomenon of podcast turned into book is. Sydnee and Justin did a great job bringing their mix of facts, banter, and myth dispelling to the page, and as much as I love books I truly hope this turns more people on to their podcast. ...

    Overall, a joyous experience. If by any chance you are reading this, Justin McElroy--please allow me, an English teacher, to edit this work--free of charge. ...

    I?m not sure what I expected from this book but it exceeded those expectations. There are a few typos but the book is so interesting that it well makes up for it. I was inspired to start listening to the podcast thanks to the book and would also strongly recommend that. ...

    It's kind of like the grown-up version of those gross science books you're supposed to give to preteen and teenage boys when they're growing up because apparently boogers are the only way to introduce them to loving science or whatever. That being said, I love Justin and Sydnee and I'm...

    Ok, does this book have some technical issues? Yes. Does it in any way detract from how enjoyable it is overall? Well, I would say no but judging from a lot of the reviews I'm much in the minority in that opinion. There are several typos in the book - from repeated words to misspel...

    It's fine. The problem is twofold: it's basically a retread of the show so far, with very little new material; and it tries too hard to capture the essence of the show, which is the bantering dynamic between Sydnee [pause for cheers to die down] and Justin. But that dynamic doesn't tra...

    While this book could definitely use a redraft for technical errors, I understand there were behind-the-scenes technical issues such as the publisher more or less abandoning them to remove pages wholesale, glue some together, and leaving them to handle a lot of the heavy work. It's sad...

  • Devann
    Nov 20, 2018

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    I loved reading this book! It's funny and informative. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because there were some major editing errors. Hopefully the typos all get fixed in the second printing. ...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    In terms of content, this book was wonderful. Funny, informative, and descriptive enough that I had to put it down several times to let the nausea pass. I fully expect that I'll pull this back off the shelf occasionally when I suddenly have an urge to remember why people kept eating ot...

    Another McElroy family product! How strange the phenomenon of podcast turned into book is. Sydnee and Justin did a great job bringing their mix of facts, banter, and myth dispelling to the page, and as much as I love books I truly hope this turns more people on to their podcast. ...

    Overall, a joyous experience. If by any chance you are reading this, Justin McElroy--please allow me, an English teacher, to edit this work--free of charge. ...

    I?m not sure what I expected from this book but it exceeded those expectations. There are a few typos but the book is so interesting that it well makes up for it. I was inspired to start listening to the podcast thanks to the book and would also strongly recommend that. ...

    It's kind of like the grown-up version of those gross science books you're supposed to give to preteen and teenage boys when they're growing up because apparently boogers are the only way to introduce them to loving science or whatever. That being said, I love Justin and Sydnee and I'm...

    Ok, does this book have some technical issues? Yes. Does it in any way detract from how enjoyable it is overall? Well, I would say no but judging from a lot of the reviews I'm much in the minority in that opinion. There are several typos in the book - from repeated words to misspel...

  • Jackie B!
    Oct 20, 2018

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    I loved reading this book! It's funny and informative. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because there were some major editing errors. Hopefully the typos all get fixed in the second printing. ...

  • Lissa
    Nov 03, 2018

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    I loved reading this book! It's funny and informative. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because there were some major editing errors. Hopefully the typos all get fixed in the second printing. ...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    In terms of content, this book was wonderful. Funny, informative, and descriptive enough that I had to put it down several times to let the nausea pass. I fully expect that I'll pull this back off the shelf occasionally when I suddenly have an urge to remember why people kept eating ot...

    Another McElroy family product! How strange the phenomenon of podcast turned into book is. Sydnee and Justin did a great job bringing their mix of facts, banter, and myth dispelling to the page, and as much as I love books I truly hope this turns more people on to their podcast. ...

    Overall, a joyous experience. If by any chance you are reading this, Justin McElroy--please allow me, an English teacher, to edit this work--free of charge. ...

    I?m not sure what I expected from this book but it exceeded those expectations. There are a few typos but the book is so interesting that it well makes up for it. I was inspired to start listening to the podcast thanks to the book and would also strongly recommend that. ...

  • Katie
    Nov 18, 2018

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    I loved reading this book! It's funny and informative. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because there were some major editing errors. Hopefully the typos all get fixed in the second printing. ...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    In terms of content, this book was wonderful. Funny, informative, and descriptive enough that I had to put it down several times to let the nausea pass. I fully expect that I'll pull this back off the shelf occasionally when I suddenly have an urge to remember why people kept eating ot...

    Another McElroy family product! How strange the phenomenon of podcast turned into book is. Sydnee and Justin did a great job bringing their mix of facts, banter, and myth dispelling to the page, and as much as I love books I truly hope this turns more people on to their podcast. ...

    Overall, a joyous experience. If by any chance you are reading this, Justin McElroy--please allow me, an English teacher, to edit this work--free of charge. ...

    I?m not sure what I expected from this book but it exceeded those expectations. There are a few typos but the book is so interesting that it well makes up for it. I was inspired to start listening to the podcast thanks to the book and would also strongly recommend that. ...

    It's kind of like the grown-up version of those gross science books you're supposed to give to preteen and teenage boys when they're growing up because apparently boogers are the only way to introduce them to loving science or whatever. That being said, I love Justin and Sydnee and I'm...

    Ok, does this book have some technical issues? Yes. Does it in any way detract from how enjoyable it is overall? Well, I would say no but judging from a lot of the reviews I'm much in the minority in that opinion. There are several typos in the book - from repeated words to misspel...

    It's fine. The problem is twofold: it's basically a retread of the show so far, with very little new material; and it tries too hard to capture the essence of the show, which is the bantering dynamic between Sydnee [pause for cheers to die down] and Justin. But that dynamic doesn't tra...

    While this book could definitely use a redraft for technical errors, I understand there were behind-the-scenes technical issues such as the publisher more or less abandoning them to remove pages wholesale, glue some together, and leaving them to handle a lot of the heavy work. It's sad...

    It would be 5 stars if the editing weren't so terrible. I mean the book has words left out, misspelling, errors in page numbers and just stuff that was clearly supposed to be replaced (aka: I'm pretty sure, see page xxxxx, wasn't supposed to make it to the final copy). And then there's...

  • Jessica
    Dec 03, 2018

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    I loved reading this book! It's funny and informative. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because there were some major editing errors. Hopefully the typos all get fixed in the second printing. ...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    In terms of content, this book was wonderful. Funny, informative, and descriptive enough that I had to put it down several times to let the nausea pass. I fully expect that I'll pull this back off the shelf occasionally when I suddenly have an urge to remember why people kept eating ot...

    Another McElroy family product! How strange the phenomenon of podcast turned into book is. Sydnee and Justin did a great job bringing their mix of facts, banter, and myth dispelling to the page, and as much as I love books I truly hope this turns more people on to their podcast. ...

    Overall, a joyous experience. If by any chance you are reading this, Justin McElroy--please allow me, an English teacher, to edit this work--free of charge. ...

    I?m not sure what I expected from this book but it exceeded those expectations. There are a few typos but the book is so interesting that it well makes up for it. I was inspired to start listening to the podcast thanks to the book and would also strongly recommend that. ...

    It's kind of like the grown-up version of those gross science books you're supposed to give to preteen and teenage boys when they're growing up because apparently boogers are the only way to introduce them to loving science or whatever. That being said, I love Justin and Sydnee and I'm...

    Ok, does this book have some technical issues? Yes. Does it in any way detract from how enjoyable it is overall? Well, I would say no but judging from a lot of the reviews I'm much in the minority in that opinion. There are several typos in the book - from repeated words to misspel...

    It's fine. The problem is twofold: it's basically a retread of the show so far, with very little new material; and it tries too hard to capture the essence of the show, which is the bantering dynamic between Sydnee [pause for cheers to die down] and Justin. But that dynamic doesn't tra...

    While this book could definitely use a redraft for technical errors, I understand there were behind-the-scenes technical issues such as the publisher more or less abandoning them to remove pages wholesale, glue some together, and leaving them to handle a lot of the heavy work. It's sad...

    It would be 5 stars if the editing weren't so terrible. I mean the book has words left out, misspelling, errors in page numbers and just stuff that was clearly supposed to be replaced (aka: I'm pretty sure, see page xxxxx, wasn't supposed to make it to the final copy). And then there's...

    This book was just as fun as listening to the podcast! I loved the amount of personality that came through in the writing - the little asides really felt like listening to Justin and Sydnee. The art was also wonderful, and it was really cool that it was really a McElroy/Smirl family pr...

    I listened to the audiobook of this. It was enjoyable to listen to and the information, of course, was fascinating, but fans of their podcast might be a bit disappointing. I understand that it being an audiobook, it needs to be a bit more formal, but I definitely enjoy the casual close...

    This book is fantastic! It is funny, informative, and everything that you would expect from listening to the podcast. It reads like a series of magazine articles, so don?t expect a terribly deep dive into any one topic. But for your money they cover a ton of interesting topics throug...

    I really enjoyed this book and I learned new things from each and every section, even when the topic was something I was already familiar with. Sydnee and Justin are entertaining and engaging writers that made even the weirdest and most disgusting stories fun (I also really appreciated...

    I have loved Sawbones since its inception in 2013. I was the first of the McElroy Family of products that I tried and it lead me to all of their other podcast. I have seen them live 4 times now and they never disappoint. This book was even better than I could have expected. They did a ...

    Pulls some of the most interesting history of medicine and Sawbones. Take care for podcast-typical medical talk and grossness, but it does the usual warning beforehand for the grossest things. The art is great, and there's some old photos, advertisements, and drawings as well. There's ...

    This was a fun glimpse into medical history. Is it textbook worthy? Np, but isnt meant to be. It is meant to let an average non medical individual understand how we came to where we are now. I found it very fun and amusing. I hope they write another. My only critique the page number...

    Such a tough rating to determine. 5 stars for the content and illustration, 1 star for the horrendously distracting lack of editing and sloppy publishing job. I don't want to punish the creators for this by docking the rating though, so 5 stars it is. From what I understand, the publis...

    Oh dear. This was not meant to be read aloud. The audiobook was a terrible idea. On top of that, it turns out podcasters don't always make good audio readers. It starts off really wooden and forced. They do settle into it and get better at reading already-written banter, but, seriously...

  • Billie Cotterman
    Oct 24, 2018

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

  • Mary Rose
    Oct 20, 2018

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    I loved reading this book! It's funny and informative. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because there were some major editing errors. Hopefully the typos all get fixed in the second printing. ...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    In terms of content, this book was wonderful. Funny, informative, and descriptive enough that I had to put it down several times to let the nausea pass. I fully expect that I'll pull this back off the shelf occasionally when I suddenly have an urge to remember why people kept eating ot...

    Another McElroy family product! How strange the phenomenon of podcast turned into book is. Sydnee and Justin did a great job bringing their mix of facts, banter, and myth dispelling to the page, and as much as I love books I truly hope this turns more people on to their podcast. ...

    Overall, a joyous experience. If by any chance you are reading this, Justin McElroy--please allow me, an English teacher, to edit this work--free of charge. ...

    I?m not sure what I expected from this book but it exceeded those expectations. There are a few typos but the book is so interesting that it well makes up for it. I was inspired to start listening to the podcast thanks to the book and would also strongly recommend that. ...

    It's kind of like the grown-up version of those gross science books you're supposed to give to preteen and teenage boys when they're growing up because apparently boogers are the only way to introduce them to loving science or whatever. That being said, I love Justin and Sydnee and I'm...

  • Elliott Barnett
    Dec 06, 2018

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    I loved reading this book! It's funny and informative. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because there were some major editing errors. Hopefully the typos all get fixed in the second printing. ...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    In terms of content, this book was wonderful. Funny, informative, and descriptive enough that I had to put it down several times to let the nausea pass. I fully expect that I'll pull this back off the shelf occasionally when I suddenly have an urge to remember why people kept eating ot...

    Another McElroy family product! How strange the phenomenon of podcast turned into book is. Sydnee and Justin did a great job bringing their mix of facts, banter, and myth dispelling to the page, and as much as I love books I truly hope this turns more people on to their podcast. ...

    Overall, a joyous experience. If by any chance you are reading this, Justin McElroy--please allow me, an English teacher, to edit this work--free of charge. ...

  • Stephanie
    Nov 06, 2018

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

  • Ksenia
    Dec 03, 2018

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    I loved reading this book! It's funny and informative. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because there were some major editing errors. Hopefully the typos all get fixed in the second printing. ...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    In terms of content, this book was wonderful. Funny, informative, and descriptive enough that I had to put it down several times to let the nausea pass. I fully expect that I'll pull this back off the shelf occasionally when I suddenly have an urge to remember why people kept eating ot...

    Another McElroy family product! How strange the phenomenon of podcast turned into book is. Sydnee and Justin did a great job bringing their mix of facts, banter, and myth dispelling to the page, and as much as I love books I truly hope this turns more people on to their podcast. ...

  • Ellie
    Nov 19, 2018

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    I loved reading this book! It's funny and informative. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because there were some major editing errors. Hopefully the typos all get fixed in the second printing. ...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    In terms of content, this book was wonderful. Funny, informative, and descriptive enough that I had to put it down several times to let the nausea pass. I fully expect that I'll pull this back off the shelf occasionally when I suddenly have an urge to remember why people kept eating ot...

    Another McElroy family product! How strange the phenomenon of podcast turned into book is. Sydnee and Justin did a great job bringing their mix of facts, banter, and myth dispelling to the page, and as much as I love books I truly hope this turns more people on to their podcast. ...

    Overall, a joyous experience. If by any chance you are reading this, Justin McElroy--please allow me, an English teacher, to edit this work--free of charge. ...

    I?m not sure what I expected from this book but it exceeded those expectations. There are a few typos but the book is so interesting that it well makes up for it. I was inspired to start listening to the podcast thanks to the book and would also strongly recommend that. ...

    It's kind of like the grown-up version of those gross science books you're supposed to give to preteen and teenage boys when they're growing up because apparently boogers are the only way to introduce them to loving science or whatever. That being said, I love Justin and Sydnee and I'm...

    Ok, does this book have some technical issues? Yes. Does it in any way detract from how enjoyable it is overall? Well, I would say no but judging from a lot of the reviews I'm much in the minority in that opinion. There are several typos in the book - from repeated words to misspel...

    It's fine. The problem is twofold: it's basically a retread of the show so far, with very little new material; and it tries too hard to capture the essence of the show, which is the bantering dynamic between Sydnee [pause for cheers to die down] and Justin. But that dynamic doesn't tra...

    While this book could definitely use a redraft for technical errors, I understand there were behind-the-scenes technical issues such as the publisher more or less abandoning them to remove pages wholesale, glue some together, and leaving them to handle a lot of the heavy work. It's sad...

    It would be 5 stars if the editing weren't so terrible. I mean the book has words left out, misspelling, errors in page numbers and just stuff that was clearly supposed to be replaced (aka: I'm pretty sure, see page xxxxx, wasn't supposed to make it to the final copy). And then there's...

    This book was just as fun as listening to the podcast! I loved the amount of personality that came through in the writing - the little asides really felt like listening to Justin and Sydnee. The art was also wonderful, and it was really cool that it was really a McElroy/Smirl family pr...

    I listened to the audiobook of this. It was enjoyable to listen to and the information, of course, was fascinating, but fans of their podcast might be a bit disappointing. I understand that it being an audiobook, it needs to be a bit more formal, but I definitely enjoy the casual close...

    This book is fantastic! It is funny, informative, and everything that you would expect from listening to the podcast. It reads like a series of magazine articles, so don?t expect a terribly deep dive into any one topic. But for your money they cover a ton of interesting topics throug...

    I really enjoyed this book and I learned new things from each and every section, even when the topic was something I was already familiar with. Sydnee and Justin are entertaining and engaging writers that made even the weirdest and most disgusting stories fun (I also really appreciated...

    I have loved Sawbones since its inception in 2013. I was the first of the McElroy Family of products that I tried and it lead me to all of their other podcast. I have seen them live 4 times now and they never disappoint. This book was even better than I could have expected. They did a ...

    Pulls some of the most interesting history of medicine and Sawbones. Take care for podcast-typical medical talk and grossness, but it does the usual warning beforehand for the grossest things. The art is great, and there's some old photos, advertisements, and drawings as well. There's ...

    This was a fun glimpse into medical history. Is it textbook worthy? Np, but isnt meant to be. It is meant to let an average non medical individual understand how we came to where we are now. I found it very fun and amusing. I hope they write another. My only critique the page number...

    Such a tough rating to determine. 5 stars for the content and illustration, 1 star for the horrendously distracting lack of editing and sloppy publishing job. I don't want to punish the creators for this by docking the rating though, so 5 stars it is. From what I understand, the publis...

    Oh dear. This was not meant to be read aloud. The audiobook was a terrible idea. On top of that, it turns out podcasters don't always make good audio readers. It starts off really wooden and forced. They do settle into it and get better at reading already-written banter, but, seriously...

    I feel like I need to justify why I gave this rating. I enjoyed the content of the book, but I was so distracted by the multiple errors in the book (misspellings, missed punctuation, etc) that it took me out of the story that Sydnee and Justin were telling. One page even referred back ...

  • Andy Dettinger
    Nov 13, 2018

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    I loved reading this book! It's funny and informative. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because there were some major editing errors. Hopefully the typos all get fixed in the second printing. ...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    In terms of content, this book was wonderful. Funny, informative, and descriptive enough that I had to put it down several times to let the nausea pass. I fully expect that I'll pull this back off the shelf occasionally when I suddenly have an urge to remember why people kept eating ot...

    Another McElroy family product! How strange the phenomenon of podcast turned into book is. Sydnee and Justin did a great job bringing their mix of facts, banter, and myth dispelling to the page, and as much as I love books I truly hope this turns more people on to their podcast. ...

    Overall, a joyous experience. If by any chance you are reading this, Justin McElroy--please allow me, an English teacher, to edit this work--free of charge. ...

    I?m not sure what I expected from this book but it exceeded those expectations. There are a few typos but the book is so interesting that it well makes up for it. I was inspired to start listening to the podcast thanks to the book and would also strongly recommend that. ...

    It's kind of like the grown-up version of those gross science books you're supposed to give to preteen and teenage boys when they're growing up because apparently boogers are the only way to introduce them to loving science or whatever. That being said, I love Justin and Sydnee and I'm...

    Ok, does this book have some technical issues? Yes. Does it in any way detract from how enjoyable it is overall? Well, I would say no but judging from a lot of the reviews I'm much in the minority in that opinion. There are several typos in the book - from repeated words to misspel...

    It's fine. The problem is twofold: it's basically a retread of the show so far, with very little new material; and it tries too hard to capture the essence of the show, which is the bantering dynamic between Sydnee [pause for cheers to die down] and Justin. But that dynamic doesn't tra...

    While this book could definitely use a redraft for technical errors, I understand there were behind-the-scenes technical issues such as the publisher more or less abandoning them to remove pages wholesale, glue some together, and leaving them to handle a lot of the heavy work. It's sad...

    It would be 5 stars if the editing weren't so terrible. I mean the book has words left out, misspelling, errors in page numbers and just stuff that was clearly supposed to be replaced (aka: I'm pretty sure, see page xxxxx, wasn't supposed to make it to the final copy). And then there's...

    This book was just as fun as listening to the podcast! I loved the amount of personality that came through in the writing - the little asides really felt like listening to Justin and Sydnee. The art was also wonderful, and it was really cool that it was really a McElroy/Smirl family pr...

    I listened to the audiobook of this. It was enjoyable to listen to and the information, of course, was fascinating, but fans of their podcast might be a bit disappointing. I understand that it being an audiobook, it needs to be a bit more formal, but I definitely enjoy the casual close...

    This book is fantastic! It is funny, informative, and everything that you would expect from listening to the podcast. It reads like a series of magazine articles, so don?t expect a terribly deep dive into any one topic. But for your money they cover a ton of interesting topics throug...

    I really enjoyed this book and I learned new things from each and every section, even when the topic was something I was already familiar with. Sydnee and Justin are entertaining and engaging writers that made even the weirdest and most disgusting stories fun (I also really appreciated...

    I have loved Sawbones since its inception in 2013. I was the first of the McElroy Family of products that I tried and it lead me to all of their other podcast. I have seen them live 4 times now and they never disappoint. This book was even better than I could have expected. They did a ...

    Pulls some of the most interesting history of medicine and Sawbones. Take care for podcast-typical medical talk and grossness, but it does the usual warning beforehand for the grossest things. The art is great, and there's some old photos, advertisements, and drawings as well. There's ...

    This was a fun glimpse into medical history. Is it textbook worthy? Np, but isnt meant to be. It is meant to let an average non medical individual understand how we came to where we are now. I found it very fun and amusing. I hope they write another. My only critique the page number...

    Such a tough rating to determine. 5 stars for the content and illustration, 1 star for the horrendously distracting lack of editing and sloppy publishing job. I don't want to punish the creators for this by docking the rating though, so 5 stars it is. From what I understand, the publis...

    Oh dear. This was not meant to be read aloud. The audiobook was a terrible idea. On top of that, it turns out podcasters don't always make good audio readers. It starts off really wooden and forced. They do settle into it and get better at reading already-written banter, but, seriously...

    I feel like I need to justify why I gave this rating. I enjoyed the content of the book, but I was so distracted by the multiple errors in the book (misspellings, missed punctuation, etc) that it took me out of the story that Sydnee and Justin were telling. One page even referred back ...

    The content is wonderful; if you like the podcast, you'll love the book. If you don't like the podcast, well, you should. Like others have mentioned, there's some glaring editorial issues re: typos, grammar, etc. The copy I have goes from page 204 to 212, so it also seems to be miss...

    All the info was really great and the jokes but there were a lot of editing errors and it seems like it was pushed out in too much of a hurry. I loved the book but maybe a bit more time in the oven to fix some formatting and find some typos. ...

  • Jordan
    Nov 18, 2018

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    I loved reading this book! It's funny and informative. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because there were some major editing errors. Hopefully the typos all get fixed in the second printing. ...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    In terms of content, this book was wonderful. Funny, informative, and descriptive enough that I had to put it down several times to let the nausea pass. I fully expect that I'll pull this back off the shelf occasionally when I suddenly have an urge to remember why people kept eating ot...

    Another McElroy family product! How strange the phenomenon of podcast turned into book is. Sydnee and Justin did a great job bringing their mix of facts, banter, and myth dispelling to the page, and as much as I love books I truly hope this turns more people on to their podcast. ...

    Overall, a joyous experience. If by any chance you are reading this, Justin McElroy--please allow me, an English teacher, to edit this work--free of charge. ...

    I?m not sure what I expected from this book but it exceeded those expectations. There are a few typos but the book is so interesting that it well makes up for it. I was inspired to start listening to the podcast thanks to the book and would also strongly recommend that. ...

    It's kind of like the grown-up version of those gross science books you're supposed to give to preteen and teenage boys when they're growing up because apparently boogers are the only way to introduce them to loving science or whatever. That being said, I love Justin and Sydnee and I'm...

    Ok, does this book have some technical issues? Yes. Does it in any way detract from how enjoyable it is overall? Well, I would say no but judging from a lot of the reviews I'm much in the minority in that opinion. There are several typos in the book - from repeated words to misspel...

    It's fine. The problem is twofold: it's basically a retread of the show so far, with very little new material; and it tries too hard to capture the essence of the show, which is the bantering dynamic between Sydnee [pause for cheers to die down] and Justin. But that dynamic doesn't tra...

    While this book could definitely use a redraft for technical errors, I understand there were behind-the-scenes technical issues such as the publisher more or less abandoning them to remove pages wholesale, glue some together, and leaving them to handle a lot of the heavy work. It's sad...

    It would be 5 stars if the editing weren't so terrible. I mean the book has words left out, misspelling, errors in page numbers and just stuff that was clearly supposed to be replaced (aka: I'm pretty sure, see page xxxxx, wasn't supposed to make it to the final copy). And then there's...

    This book was just as fun as listening to the podcast! I loved the amount of personality that came through in the writing - the little asides really felt like listening to Justin and Sydnee. The art was also wonderful, and it was really cool that it was really a McElroy/Smirl family pr...

    I listened to the audiobook of this. It was enjoyable to listen to and the information, of course, was fascinating, but fans of their podcast might be a bit disappointing. I understand that it being an audiobook, it needs to be a bit more formal, but I definitely enjoy the casual close...

    This book is fantastic! It is funny, informative, and everything that you would expect from listening to the podcast. It reads like a series of magazine articles, so don?t expect a terribly deep dive into any one topic. But for your money they cover a ton of interesting topics throug...

    I really enjoyed this book and I learned new things from each and every section, even when the topic was something I was already familiar with. Sydnee and Justin are entertaining and engaging writers that made even the weirdest and most disgusting stories fun (I also really appreciated...

  • Chelsea
    Dec 11, 2018

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    I loved reading this book! It's funny and informative. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because there were some major editing errors. Hopefully the typos all get fixed in the second printing. ...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    In terms of content, this book was wonderful. Funny, informative, and descriptive enough that I had to put it down several times to let the nausea pass. I fully expect that I'll pull this back off the shelf occasionally when I suddenly have an urge to remember why people kept eating ot...

    Another McElroy family product! How strange the phenomenon of podcast turned into book is. Sydnee and Justin did a great job bringing their mix of facts, banter, and myth dispelling to the page, and as much as I love books I truly hope this turns more people on to their podcast. ...

    Overall, a joyous experience. If by any chance you are reading this, Justin McElroy--please allow me, an English teacher, to edit this work--free of charge. ...

    I?m not sure what I expected from this book but it exceeded those expectations. There are a few typos but the book is so interesting that it well makes up for it. I was inspired to start listening to the podcast thanks to the book and would also strongly recommend that. ...

    It's kind of like the grown-up version of those gross science books you're supposed to give to preteen and teenage boys when they're growing up because apparently boogers are the only way to introduce them to loving science or whatever. That being said, I love Justin and Sydnee and I'm...

    Ok, does this book have some technical issues? Yes. Does it in any way detract from how enjoyable it is overall? Well, I would say no but judging from a lot of the reviews I'm much in the minority in that opinion. There are several typos in the book - from repeated words to misspel...

    It's fine. The problem is twofold: it's basically a retread of the show so far, with very little new material; and it tries too hard to capture the essence of the show, which is the bantering dynamic between Sydnee [pause for cheers to die down] and Justin. But that dynamic doesn't tra...

    While this book could definitely use a redraft for technical errors, I understand there were behind-the-scenes technical issues such as the publisher more or less abandoning them to remove pages wholesale, glue some together, and leaving them to handle a lot of the heavy work. It's sad...

    It would be 5 stars if the editing weren't so terrible. I mean the book has words left out, misspelling, errors in page numbers and just stuff that was clearly supposed to be replaced (aka: I'm pretty sure, see page xxxxx, wasn't supposed to make it to the final copy). And then there's...

    This book was just as fun as listening to the podcast! I loved the amount of personality that came through in the writing - the little asides really felt like listening to Justin and Sydnee. The art was also wonderful, and it was really cool that it was really a McElroy/Smirl family pr...

    I listened to the audiobook of this. It was enjoyable to listen to and the information, of course, was fascinating, but fans of their podcast might be a bit disappointing. I understand that it being an audiobook, it needs to be a bit more formal, but I definitely enjoy the casual close...

  • Nwerlandson
    Oct 27, 2018

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    I loved reading this book! It's funny and informative. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because there were some major editing errors. Hopefully the typos all get fixed in the second printing. ...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    In terms of content, this book was wonderful. Funny, informative, and descriptive enough that I had to put it down several times to let the nausea pass. I fully expect that I'll pull this back off the shelf occasionally when I suddenly have an urge to remember why people kept eating ot...

    Another McElroy family product! How strange the phenomenon of podcast turned into book is. Sydnee and Justin did a great job bringing their mix of facts, banter, and myth dispelling to the page, and as much as I love books I truly hope this turns more people on to their podcast. ...

    Overall, a joyous experience. If by any chance you are reading this, Justin McElroy--please allow me, an English teacher, to edit this work--free of charge. ...

    I?m not sure what I expected from this book but it exceeded those expectations. There are a few typos but the book is so interesting that it well makes up for it. I was inspired to start listening to the podcast thanks to the book and would also strongly recommend that. ...

    It's kind of like the grown-up version of those gross science books you're supposed to give to preteen and teenage boys when they're growing up because apparently boogers are the only way to introduce them to loving science or whatever. That being said, I love Justin and Sydnee and I'm...

    Ok, does this book have some technical issues? Yes. Does it in any way detract from how enjoyable it is overall? Well, I would say no but judging from a lot of the reviews I'm much in the minority in that opinion. There are several typos in the book - from repeated words to misspel...

    It's fine. The problem is twofold: it's basically a retread of the show so far, with very little new material; and it tries too hard to capture the essence of the show, which is the bantering dynamic between Sydnee [pause for cheers to die down] and Justin. But that dynamic doesn't tra...

    While this book could definitely use a redraft for technical errors, I understand there were behind-the-scenes technical issues such as the publisher more or less abandoning them to remove pages wholesale, glue some together, and leaving them to handle a lot of the heavy work. It's sad...

    It would be 5 stars if the editing weren't so terrible. I mean the book has words left out, misspelling, errors in page numbers and just stuff that was clearly supposed to be replaced (aka: I'm pretty sure, see page xxxxx, wasn't supposed to make it to the final copy). And then there's...

    This book was just as fun as listening to the podcast! I loved the amount of personality that came through in the writing - the little asides really felt like listening to Justin and Sydnee. The art was also wonderful, and it was really cool that it was really a McElroy/Smirl family pr...

    I listened to the audiobook of this. It was enjoyable to listen to and the information, of course, was fascinating, but fans of their podcast might be a bit disappointing. I understand that it being an audiobook, it needs to be a bit more formal, but I definitely enjoy the casual close...

    This book is fantastic! It is funny, informative, and everything that you would expect from listening to the podcast. It reads like a series of magazine articles, so don?t expect a terribly deep dive into any one topic. But for your money they cover a ton of interesting topics throug...

  • Kira
    Oct 18, 2018

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    I loved reading this book! It's funny and informative. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because there were some major editing errors. Hopefully the typos all get fixed in the second printing. ...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    In terms of content, this book was wonderful. Funny, informative, and descriptive enough that I had to put it down several times to let the nausea pass. I fully expect that I'll pull this back off the shelf occasionally when I suddenly have an urge to remember why people kept eating ot...

    Another McElroy family product! How strange the phenomenon of podcast turned into book is. Sydnee and Justin did a great job bringing their mix of facts, banter, and myth dispelling to the page, and as much as I love books I truly hope this turns more people on to their podcast. ...

    Overall, a joyous experience. If by any chance you are reading this, Justin McElroy--please allow me, an English teacher, to edit this work--free of charge. ...

    I?m not sure what I expected from this book but it exceeded those expectations. There are a few typos but the book is so interesting that it well makes up for it. I was inspired to start listening to the podcast thanks to the book and would also strongly recommend that. ...

    It's kind of like the grown-up version of those gross science books you're supposed to give to preteen and teenage boys when they're growing up because apparently boogers are the only way to introduce them to loving science or whatever. That being said, I love Justin and Sydnee and I'm...

    Ok, does this book have some technical issues? Yes. Does it in any way detract from how enjoyable it is overall? Well, I would say no but judging from a lot of the reviews I'm much in the minority in that opinion. There are several typos in the book - from repeated words to misspel...

    It's fine. The problem is twofold: it's basically a retread of the show so far, with very little new material; and it tries too hard to capture the essence of the show, which is the bantering dynamic between Sydnee [pause for cheers to die down] and Justin. But that dynamic doesn't tra...

    While this book could definitely use a redraft for technical errors, I understand there were behind-the-scenes technical issues such as the publisher more or less abandoning them to remove pages wholesale, glue some together, and leaving them to handle a lot of the heavy work. It's sad...

    It would be 5 stars if the editing weren't so terrible. I mean the book has words left out, misspelling, errors in page numbers and just stuff that was clearly supposed to be replaced (aka: I'm pretty sure, see page xxxxx, wasn't supposed to make it to the final copy). And then there's...

    This book was just as fun as listening to the podcast! I loved the amount of personality that came through in the writing - the little asides really felt like listening to Justin and Sydnee. The art was also wonderful, and it was really cool that it was really a McElroy/Smirl family pr...

    I listened to the audiobook of this. It was enjoyable to listen to and the information, of course, was fascinating, but fans of their podcast might be a bit disappointing. I understand that it being an audiobook, it needs to be a bit more formal, but I definitely enjoy the casual close...

    This book is fantastic! It is funny, informative, and everything that you would expect from listening to the podcast. It reads like a series of magazine articles, so don?t expect a terribly deep dive into any one topic. But for your money they cover a ton of interesting topics throug...

    I really enjoyed this book and I learned new things from each and every section, even when the topic was something I was already familiar with. Sydnee and Justin are entertaining and engaging writers that made even the weirdest and most disgusting stories fun (I also really appreciated...

    I have loved Sawbones since its inception in 2013. I was the first of the McElroy Family of products that I tried and it lead me to all of their other podcast. I have seen them live 4 times now and they never disappoint. This book was even better than I could have expected. They did a ...

  • Jessica Hadac
    Nov 11, 2018

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    I loved reading this book! It's funny and informative. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because there were some major editing errors. Hopefully the typos all get fixed in the second printing. ...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

  • Meg
    Dec 06, 2018

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    I loved reading this book! It's funny and informative. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because there were some major editing errors. Hopefully the typos all get fixed in the second printing. ...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    In terms of content, this book was wonderful. Funny, informative, and descriptive enough that I had to put it down several times to let the nausea pass. I fully expect that I'll pull this back off the shelf occasionally when I suddenly have an urge to remember why people kept eating ot...

    Another McElroy family product! How strange the phenomenon of podcast turned into book is. Sydnee and Justin did a great job bringing their mix of facts, banter, and myth dispelling to the page, and as much as I love books I truly hope this turns more people on to their podcast. ...

    Overall, a joyous experience. If by any chance you are reading this, Justin McElroy--please allow me, an English teacher, to edit this work--free of charge. ...

    I?m not sure what I expected from this book but it exceeded those expectations. There are a few typos but the book is so interesting that it well makes up for it. I was inspired to start listening to the podcast thanks to the book and would also strongly recommend that. ...

    It's kind of like the grown-up version of those gross science books you're supposed to give to preteen and teenage boys when they're growing up because apparently boogers are the only way to introduce them to loving science or whatever. That being said, I love Justin and Sydnee and I'm...

    Ok, does this book have some technical issues? Yes. Does it in any way detract from how enjoyable it is overall? Well, I would say no but judging from a lot of the reviews I'm much in the minority in that opinion. There are several typos in the book - from repeated words to misspel...

    It's fine. The problem is twofold: it's basically a retread of the show so far, with very little new material; and it tries too hard to capture the essence of the show, which is the bantering dynamic between Sydnee [pause for cheers to die down] and Justin. But that dynamic doesn't tra...

    While this book could definitely use a redraft for technical errors, I understand there were behind-the-scenes technical issues such as the publisher more or less abandoning them to remove pages wholesale, glue some together, and leaving them to handle a lot of the heavy work. It's sad...

    It would be 5 stars if the editing weren't so terrible. I mean the book has words left out, misspelling, errors in page numbers and just stuff that was clearly supposed to be replaced (aka: I'm pretty sure, see page xxxxx, wasn't supposed to make it to the final copy). And then there's...

    This book was just as fun as listening to the podcast! I loved the amount of personality that came through in the writing - the little asides really felt like listening to Justin and Sydnee. The art was also wonderful, and it was really cool that it was really a McElroy/Smirl family pr...

    I listened to the audiobook of this. It was enjoyable to listen to and the information, of course, was fascinating, but fans of their podcast might be a bit disappointing. I understand that it being an audiobook, it needs to be a bit more formal, but I definitely enjoy the casual close...

    This book is fantastic! It is funny, informative, and everything that you would expect from listening to the podcast. It reads like a series of magazine articles, so don?t expect a terribly deep dive into any one topic. But for your money they cover a ton of interesting topics throug...

    I really enjoyed this book and I learned new things from each and every section, even when the topic was something I was already familiar with. Sydnee and Justin are entertaining and engaging writers that made even the weirdest and most disgusting stories fun (I also really appreciated...

    I have loved Sawbones since its inception in 2013. I was the first of the McElroy Family of products that I tried and it lead me to all of their other podcast. I have seen them live 4 times now and they never disappoint. This book was even better than I could have expected. They did a ...

    Pulls some of the most interesting history of medicine and Sawbones. Take care for podcast-typical medical talk and grossness, but it does the usual warning beforehand for the grossest things. The art is great, and there's some old photos, advertisements, and drawings as well. There's ...

    This was a fun glimpse into medical history. Is it textbook worthy? Np, but isnt meant to be. It is meant to let an average non medical individual understand how we came to where we are now. I found it very fun and amusing. I hope they write another. My only critique the page number...

    Such a tough rating to determine. 5 stars for the content and illustration, 1 star for the horrendously distracting lack of editing and sloppy publishing job. I don't want to punish the creators for this by docking the rating though, so 5 stars it is. From what I understand, the publis...

  • Jared Pechacek
    Nov 21, 2018

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    I loved reading this book! It's funny and informative. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because there were some major editing errors. Hopefully the typos all get fixed in the second printing. ...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    In terms of content, this book was wonderful. Funny, informative, and descriptive enough that I had to put it down several times to let the nausea pass. I fully expect that I'll pull this back off the shelf occasionally when I suddenly have an urge to remember why people kept eating ot...

    Another McElroy family product! How strange the phenomenon of podcast turned into book is. Sydnee and Justin did a great job bringing their mix of facts, banter, and myth dispelling to the page, and as much as I love books I truly hope this turns more people on to their podcast. ...

    Overall, a joyous experience. If by any chance you are reading this, Justin McElroy--please allow me, an English teacher, to edit this work--free of charge. ...

    I?m not sure what I expected from this book but it exceeded those expectations. There are a few typos but the book is so interesting that it well makes up for it. I was inspired to start listening to the podcast thanks to the book and would also strongly recommend that. ...

    It's kind of like the grown-up version of those gross science books you're supposed to give to preteen and teenage boys when they're growing up because apparently boogers are the only way to introduce them to loving science or whatever. That being said, I love Justin and Sydnee and I'm...

    Ok, does this book have some technical issues? Yes. Does it in any way detract from how enjoyable it is overall? Well, I would say no but judging from a lot of the reviews I'm much in the minority in that opinion. There are several typos in the book - from repeated words to misspel...

    It's fine. The problem is twofold: it's basically a retread of the show so far, with very little new material; and it tries too hard to capture the essence of the show, which is the bantering dynamic between Sydnee [pause for cheers to die down] and Justin. But that dynamic doesn't tra...

  • Liz
    Nov 12, 2018

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

  • Jack
    Nov 13, 2018

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    I loved reading this book! It's funny and informative. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because there were some major editing errors. Hopefully the typos all get fixed in the second printing. ...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    In terms of content, this book was wonderful. Funny, informative, and descriptive enough that I had to put it down several times to let the nausea pass. I fully expect that I'll pull this back off the shelf occasionally when I suddenly have an urge to remember why people kept eating ot...

    Another McElroy family product! How strange the phenomenon of podcast turned into book is. Sydnee and Justin did a great job bringing their mix of facts, banter, and myth dispelling to the page, and as much as I love books I truly hope this turns more people on to their podcast. ...

    Overall, a joyous experience. If by any chance you are reading this, Justin McElroy--please allow me, an English teacher, to edit this work--free of charge. ...

    I?m not sure what I expected from this book but it exceeded those expectations. There are a few typos but the book is so interesting that it well makes up for it. I was inspired to start listening to the podcast thanks to the book and would also strongly recommend that. ...

    It's kind of like the grown-up version of those gross science books you're supposed to give to preteen and teenage boys when they're growing up because apparently boogers are the only way to introduce them to loving science or whatever. That being said, I love Justin and Sydnee and I'm...

    Ok, does this book have some technical issues? Yes. Does it in any way detract from how enjoyable it is overall? Well, I would say no but judging from a lot of the reviews I'm much in the minority in that opinion. There are several typos in the book - from repeated words to misspel...

    It's fine. The problem is twofold: it's basically a retread of the show so far, with very little new material; and it tries too hard to capture the essence of the show, which is the bantering dynamic between Sydnee [pause for cheers to die down] and Justin. But that dynamic doesn't tra...

    While this book could definitely use a redraft for technical errors, I understand there were behind-the-scenes technical issues such as the publisher more or less abandoning them to remove pages wholesale, glue some together, and leaving them to handle a lot of the heavy work. It's sad...

    It would be 5 stars if the editing weren't so terrible. I mean the book has words left out, misspelling, errors in page numbers and just stuff that was clearly supposed to be replaced (aka: I'm pretty sure, see page xxxxx, wasn't supposed to make it to the final copy). And then there's...

    This book was just as fun as listening to the podcast! I loved the amount of personality that came through in the writing - the little asides really felt like listening to Justin and Sydnee. The art was also wonderful, and it was really cool that it was really a McElroy/Smirl family pr...

    I listened to the audiobook of this. It was enjoyable to listen to and the information, of course, was fascinating, but fans of their podcast might be a bit disappointing. I understand that it being an audiobook, it needs to be a bit more formal, but I definitely enjoy the casual close...

    This book is fantastic! It is funny, informative, and everything that you would expect from listening to the podcast. It reads like a series of magazine articles, so don?t expect a terribly deep dive into any one topic. But for your money they cover a ton of interesting topics throug...

    I really enjoyed this book and I learned new things from each and every section, even when the topic was something I was already familiar with. Sydnee and Justin are entertaining and engaging writers that made even the weirdest and most disgusting stories fun (I also really appreciated...

    I have loved Sawbones since its inception in 2013. I was the first of the McElroy Family of products that I tried and it lead me to all of their other podcast. I have seen them live 4 times now and they never disappoint. This book was even better than I could have expected. They did a ...

    Pulls some of the most interesting history of medicine and Sawbones. Take care for podcast-typical medical talk and grossness, but it does the usual warning beforehand for the grossest things. The art is great, and there's some old photos, advertisements, and drawings as well. There's ...

    This was a fun glimpse into medical history. Is it textbook worthy? Np, but isnt meant to be. It is meant to let an average non medical individual understand how we came to where we are now. I found it very fun and amusing. I hope they write another. My only critique the page number...

    Such a tough rating to determine. 5 stars for the content and illustration, 1 star for the horrendously distracting lack of editing and sloppy publishing job. I don't want to punish the creators for this by docking the rating though, so 5 stars it is. From what I understand, the publis...

    Oh dear. This was not meant to be read aloud. The audiobook was a terrible idea. On top of that, it turns out podcasters don't always make good audio readers. It starts off really wooden and forced. They do settle into it and get better at reading already-written banter, but, seriously...

    I feel like I need to justify why I gave this rating. I enjoyed the content of the book, but I was so distracted by the multiple errors in the book (misspellings, missed punctuation, etc) that it took me out of the story that Sydnee and Justin were telling. One page even referred back ...

    The content is wonderful; if you like the podcast, you'll love the book. If you don't like the podcast, well, you should. Like others have mentioned, there's some glaring editorial issues re: typos, grammar, etc. The copy I have goes from page 204 to 212, so it also seems to be miss...

  • Emma
    Nov 20, 2018

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    I loved reading this book! It's funny and informative. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because there were some major editing errors. Hopefully the typos all get fixed in the second printing. ...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    In terms of content, this book was wonderful. Funny, informative, and descriptive enough that I had to put it down several times to let the nausea pass. I fully expect that I'll pull this back off the shelf occasionally when I suddenly have an urge to remember why people kept eating ot...

    Another McElroy family product! How strange the phenomenon of podcast turned into book is. Sydnee and Justin did a great job bringing their mix of facts, banter, and myth dispelling to the page, and as much as I love books I truly hope this turns more people on to their podcast. ...

    Overall, a joyous experience. If by any chance you are reading this, Justin McElroy--please allow me, an English teacher, to edit this work--free of charge. ...

    I?m not sure what I expected from this book but it exceeded those expectations. There are a few typos but the book is so interesting that it well makes up for it. I was inspired to start listening to the podcast thanks to the book and would also strongly recommend that. ...

    It's kind of like the grown-up version of those gross science books you're supposed to give to preteen and teenage boys when they're growing up because apparently boogers are the only way to introduce them to loving science or whatever. That being said, I love Justin and Sydnee and I'm...

    Ok, does this book have some technical issues? Yes. Does it in any way detract from how enjoyable it is overall? Well, I would say no but judging from a lot of the reviews I'm much in the minority in that opinion. There are several typos in the book - from repeated words to misspel...

    It's fine. The problem is twofold: it's basically a retread of the show so far, with very little new material; and it tries too hard to capture the essence of the show, which is the bantering dynamic between Sydnee [pause for cheers to die down] and Justin. But that dynamic doesn't tra...

    While this book could definitely use a redraft for technical errors, I understand there were behind-the-scenes technical issues such as the publisher more or less abandoning them to remove pages wholesale, glue some together, and leaving them to handle a lot of the heavy work. It's sad...

    It would be 5 stars if the editing weren't so terrible. I mean the book has words left out, misspelling, errors in page numbers and just stuff that was clearly supposed to be replaced (aka: I'm pretty sure, see page xxxxx, wasn't supposed to make it to the final copy). And then there's...

    This book was just as fun as listening to the podcast! I loved the amount of personality that came through in the writing - the little asides really felt like listening to Justin and Sydnee. The art was also wonderful, and it was really cool that it was really a McElroy/Smirl family pr...

    I listened to the audiobook of this. It was enjoyable to listen to and the information, of course, was fascinating, but fans of their podcast might be a bit disappointing. I understand that it being an audiobook, it needs to be a bit more formal, but I definitely enjoy the casual close...

    This book is fantastic! It is funny, informative, and everything that you would expect from listening to the podcast. It reads like a series of magazine articles, so don?t expect a terribly deep dive into any one topic. But for your money they cover a ton of interesting topics throug...

    I really enjoyed this book and I learned new things from each and every section, even when the topic was something I was already familiar with. Sydnee and Justin are entertaining and engaging writers that made even the weirdest and most disgusting stories fun (I also really appreciated...

    I have loved Sawbones since its inception in 2013. I was the first of the McElroy Family of products that I tried and it lead me to all of their other podcast. I have seen them live 4 times now and they never disappoint. This book was even better than I could have expected. They did a ...

    Pulls some of the most interesting history of medicine and Sawbones. Take care for podcast-typical medical talk and grossness, but it does the usual warning beforehand for the grossest things. The art is great, and there's some old photos, advertisements, and drawings as well. There's ...

    This was a fun glimpse into medical history. Is it textbook worthy? Np, but isnt meant to be. It is meant to let an average non medical individual understand how we came to where we are now. I found it very fun and amusing. I hope they write another. My only critique the page number...

  • RJ
    Oct 23, 2018

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    I loved reading this book! It's funny and informative. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because there were some major editing errors. Hopefully the typos all get fixed in the second printing. ...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    In terms of content, this book was wonderful. Funny, informative, and descriptive enough that I had to put it down several times to let the nausea pass. I fully expect that I'll pull this back off the shelf occasionally when I suddenly have an urge to remember why people kept eating ot...

    Another McElroy family product! How strange the phenomenon of podcast turned into book is. Sydnee and Justin did a great job bringing their mix of facts, banter, and myth dispelling to the page, and as much as I love books I truly hope this turns more people on to their podcast. ...

    Overall, a joyous experience. If by any chance you are reading this, Justin McElroy--please allow me, an English teacher, to edit this work--free of charge. ...

    I?m not sure what I expected from this book but it exceeded those expectations. There are a few typos but the book is so interesting that it well makes up for it. I was inspired to start listening to the podcast thanks to the book and would also strongly recommend that. ...

    It's kind of like the grown-up version of those gross science books you're supposed to give to preteen and teenage boys when they're growing up because apparently boogers are the only way to introduce them to loving science or whatever. That being said, I love Justin and Sydnee and I'm...

    Ok, does this book have some technical issues? Yes. Does it in any way detract from how enjoyable it is overall? Well, I would say no but judging from a lot of the reviews I'm much in the minority in that opinion. There are several typos in the book - from repeated words to misspel...

    It's fine. The problem is twofold: it's basically a retread of the show so far, with very little new material; and it tries too hard to capture the essence of the show, which is the bantering dynamic between Sydnee [pause for cheers to die down] and Justin. But that dynamic doesn't tra...

    While this book could definitely use a redraft for technical errors, I understand there were behind-the-scenes technical issues such as the publisher more or less abandoning them to remove pages wholesale, glue some together, and leaving them to handle a lot of the heavy work. It's sad...

    It would be 5 stars if the editing weren't so terrible. I mean the book has words left out, misspelling, errors in page numbers and just stuff that was clearly supposed to be replaced (aka: I'm pretty sure, see page xxxxx, wasn't supposed to make it to the final copy). And then there's...

    This book was just as fun as listening to the podcast! I loved the amount of personality that came through in the writing - the little asides really felt like listening to Justin and Sydnee. The art was also wonderful, and it was really cool that it was really a McElroy/Smirl family pr...

    I listened to the audiobook of this. It was enjoyable to listen to and the information, of course, was fascinating, but fans of their podcast might be a bit disappointing. I understand that it being an audiobook, it needs to be a bit more formal, but I definitely enjoy the casual close...

    This book is fantastic! It is funny, informative, and everything that you would expect from listening to the podcast. It reads like a series of magazine articles, so don?t expect a terribly deep dive into any one topic. But for your money they cover a ton of interesting topics throug...

    I really enjoyed this book and I learned new things from each and every section, even when the topic was something I was already familiar with. Sydnee and Justin are entertaining and engaging writers that made even the weirdest and most disgusting stories fun (I also really appreciated...

    I have loved Sawbones since its inception in 2013. I was the first of the McElroy Family of products that I tried and it lead me to all of their other podcast. I have seen them live 4 times now and they never disappoint. This book was even better than I could have expected. They did a ...

    Pulls some of the most interesting history of medicine and Sawbones. Take care for podcast-typical medical talk and grossness, but it does the usual warning beforehand for the grossest things. The art is great, and there's some old photos, advertisements, and drawings as well. There's ...

  • Hannah
    Oct 21, 2018

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    I loved reading this book! It's funny and informative. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because there were some major editing errors. Hopefully the typos all get fixed in the second printing. ...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    In terms of content, this book was wonderful. Funny, informative, and descriptive enough that I had to put it down several times to let the nausea pass. I fully expect that I'll pull this back off the shelf occasionally when I suddenly have an urge to remember why people kept eating ot...

    Another McElroy family product! How strange the phenomenon of podcast turned into book is. Sydnee and Justin did a great job bringing their mix of facts, banter, and myth dispelling to the page, and as much as I love books I truly hope this turns more people on to their podcast. ...

    Overall, a joyous experience. If by any chance you are reading this, Justin McElroy--please allow me, an English teacher, to edit this work--free of charge. ...

    I?m not sure what I expected from this book but it exceeded those expectations. There are a few typos but the book is so interesting that it well makes up for it. I was inspired to start listening to the podcast thanks to the book and would also strongly recommend that. ...

    It's kind of like the grown-up version of those gross science books you're supposed to give to preteen and teenage boys when they're growing up because apparently boogers are the only way to introduce them to loving science or whatever. That being said, I love Justin and Sydnee and I'm...

    Ok, does this book have some technical issues? Yes. Does it in any way detract from how enjoyable it is overall? Well, I would say no but judging from a lot of the reviews I'm much in the minority in that opinion. There are several typos in the book - from repeated words to misspel...

    It's fine. The problem is twofold: it's basically a retread of the show so far, with very little new material; and it tries too hard to capture the essence of the show, which is the bantering dynamic between Sydnee [pause for cheers to die down] and Justin. But that dynamic doesn't tra...

    While this book could definitely use a redraft for technical errors, I understand there were behind-the-scenes technical issues such as the publisher more or less abandoning them to remove pages wholesale, glue some together, and leaving them to handle a lot of the heavy work. It's sad...

    It would be 5 stars if the editing weren't so terrible. I mean the book has words left out, misspelling, errors in page numbers and just stuff that was clearly supposed to be replaced (aka: I'm pretty sure, see page xxxxx, wasn't supposed to make it to the final copy). And then there's...

    This book was just as fun as listening to the podcast! I loved the amount of personality that came through in the writing - the little asides really felt like listening to Justin and Sydnee. The art was also wonderful, and it was really cool that it was really a McElroy/Smirl family pr...

  • McKenzie Rankin
    Nov 01, 2018

    The content of this book is great. Sydnee and Justin's contrasting takes on Kellogg was one of the funniest things I've ever read, and Teylor's art is wonderful. But I had bought this book to give to my brother, a doctor, as a Christmas gift, and I just can't do it - not because the bo...

    I really enjoy this book. It's very much like the podcast, which I also enjoy. However, there are a lot of problems with the book itself. There are many, many typos, which are distracting. The paper is sturdy, but to the point where it was difficult to turn pages because they kept stic...

    I love Justin and Sydnee, but as others have pointed out, this book is poorly proofed and copy edited to an embarrassing, painful degree. Text is transposed and repeated. Words are missing, punctuation is randomly placed--pretty much every typographical error you can imagine is present...

    This is my favorite podcast, so I was excited to get my hands on this book. Unfortunately it fell a little flat. First, if you listen to the podcast or enjoy medical history this book is not going to add to you knowledge. That isn?t a negative. Just be aware that it?s more of an in...

    This is a tough review to write. I love the podcast and I think that this book hits a lot of the same notes which made for an entertaining and informative read. The information covered was well researched and presented in an approachable and interesting way. I think it would be a good ...

    I loved reading this book! It's funny and informative. The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars is because there were some major editing errors. Hopefully the typos all get fixed in the second printing. ...

    If you're a fan of the podcast, you won't be disappointed in the content of the book. I laughed out loudly at every section more than once. That being said, I had to take a star away for the poor editing and construction of the book itself. The spelling, grammatical, and typesetting er...

    Easily a 5 for content (even if none of it was new to me) and the gorgeous layout (illustrations, sidebars for 'fun' facts)...but the book loses MAJOR points for the awful editing. I can honestly say I have never come across as many typos and glaring errors in a book as I did while rea...

    In terms of content, this book was wonderful. Funny, informative, and descriptive enough that I had to put it down several times to let the nausea pass. I fully expect that I'll pull this back off the shelf occasionally when I suddenly have an urge to remember why people kept eating ot...