The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Atomic Radiation


19 Responses to “The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Atomic Radiation”

  1. Cicada says:

    I wonder what the differences between this and the guide for unintelligent women would be.

  2. teleny says:

    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….

  3. pho queen says:

    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.

  4. IWood says:

    I carry all knowledge of atomic radiation in my penis. Therefore! I do not need this book.


  5. IWood says:

    About Margot Bennett.

    She was a crime writer, and also wrote for television in the 60s. The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Atomic Radiation was one of the last books she published.

    Obviously, she knew too much.

  6. schmod says:

    Could this have been part of a series?

  7. Anonymous says:

    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.

  8. Anonymous says:

    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.

  9. Brother Provisional says:

    Great cover art.

  10. jennygg says:

    The unintelligent woman’s guide would be the one for men!

  11. Cicada says:

    @#7- Yeah, that dumbass Heisenberg couldn’t even figure out how to solve for Psi…

  12. Big Z says:


    It’s either
    Rorschach test
    Rorschach teat

  13. jhorsager says:

    I’m currently working on the screenplay adaption of this book. I smell Oscar…

  14. hisdevineshadow says:

    Alert Carrie McLaren, she obviously needs it.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Just an FYI – Two copies of this book can still be found on for about the same price.'s+Guide+to+Atomic+Radiation&lang=en&st=xl&ac=qr

  16. Lobster says:

    I’d be more impressed if Marie Curie wrote this.

  17. Big Z says:

    I posted for #5

    It’s either

    Rorschach test
    Rorschach teat

  18. Big Z says:


    It’s either
    Rorschach test
    Rorschach teat

  19. Teresa Nielsen Hayden says:

    Or Rosalyn Yalow.

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