David Pescovitz at 9:37 pm Tue, Aug 11, 2009
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I wonder what the differences between this and the guide for unintelligent women would be.
It probably deals with the fact that in 1959, radioactivity from above-ground testing fallout was increasingly being found in dairy and breast milk. Odd to think that a certain birth cohort will bear on their bones, long after they’re dead, a radioactive “tattoo” telling the world that they were born in the late 50’s….
i’d buy it for the cover art. but really, its just a bridget riley rip off, or at least highly inspired by bridget riley.
I carry all knowledge of atomic radiation in my penis. Therefore! I do not need this book.
About Margot Bennett.
She was a crime writer, and also wrote for television in the 60s. The Intelligent Womanâ€™s Guide to Atomic Radiation was one of the last books she published.
Obviously, she knew too much.
Could this have been part of a series?
I immediately saw the cover illustration as a woman’s breast and the guide to radiation, well…I haven’t looked it up to see what it’s really about. I guess the title and the illustration was like a Rorschach tet for me.
this cover art exists (in slightly modified form) for another penguin book with radiation in the title. i don’t know the name off-hand, but it shouldn’t be hard to turn up.
Great cover art.
The unintelligent woman’s guide would be the one for men!
@#7- Yeah, that dumbass Heisenberg couldn’t even figure out how to solve for Psi…
I’m currently working on the screenplay adaption of this book. I smell Oscar…
Alert Carrie McLaren, she obviously needs it.
Just an FYI – Two copies of this book can still be found on BookFinder.com for about the same price.
I’d be more impressed if Marie Curie wrote this.
I posted for #5
Or Rosalyn Yalow.
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