Bernard O'Shea is a lucky man. He owes his life to his long-suffering wife. She has nicknamed him `The Feckin' Eejit' because of the ongoing crises he puts her and their three children through almost every day. This is a hilarious account of the trials and tribulations of family life, made all the harder when you're married to a `Feckin' Eejit'.
Walking upright on two feet is a uniquely human skill. In this hymn to walking, neuroscientist Shane O'Mara invites us to marvel at the benefits it confers on our bodies and minds. Walking together to achieve a shared purpose is also a social glue that has contributed to our survival as a species.
`We spend our whole lives in one body and yet most of us have practically no idea how it works and what goes on inside it. The idea of the book is simply to try to understand the extraordinary contraption that is us.' Bill Bryson sets off to explore the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself.