Monty Lyman – The Remarkable Life of the Skin


Penguin presents the audio edition of The Remarkable Life of the Skin, by Monty Lyman, read by Matthew Spencer.

How does our diet affect our skin? What makes the skin age? And why cant we tickle ourselves?

Perched on the exterior of our delicate and intricate bodies, the skin is our largest and fastest growing organ. We see it, touch it and live in it every day. It’s a habitat for a mesmerisingly complex world of micro-organisms, its physical functions are vital to our health and indeed our survival, and it’s crucial to our sense of identity. Yet how much do we really know about it?

Through the lenses of science, sociology and history, Dr Monty Lyman leads us on a journey through the comedy, tragedy and exquisite humanity of our most underrated and overlooked organ. By delving into something that seems so familiar, he reveals how the skin is far stranger and much more complex than you’ve ever imagined, making it impossible ever again to take your skin for granted.

Author: Monty Lyman
Narrator: Matthew Spencer
Duration: 8 hours 44 minutes
Released: 19 Nov 2007
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Language: English

User Review:

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For those of us in an urban setting this life seems very strange. I thought there would be some entertaining stories or heartfelt tales but none to be had here. Having 8 children by accident is not really what I want to hear from a strong woman in modern times. She says she never planned on having one! Husband seems like a total ass! She is in a dangerous situation on highway and he is yelling at her?!? I would skip this.