The Philadelphia Inquirer: Bill Bryson has a new book of weird, wonderful facts about the body. Of course, there’s a Philly angle.

Bill Bryson rose to fame as a travel writer and humorist, sharing his joy at discovering the unfamiliar as he tramped about, yet just as often describing well-known locales in a way that made them seem new again.

The same could be said about his latest book, The Body: A Guide for Occupants, released Tuesday by Doubleday. Here is a fresh look at everything you thought you knew about the heart and lungs, the pills you pop, your aching joints, and your attempts at a virtuous diet. Spoiler alert: Much of it remains a mystery even to scientists…

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