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    by Bill Bryson
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Bill Bryson

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The Body:
A Guide for Occupants

Tickets on sale August 22 at 9am (book included)

This event includes a book signing

Date

Oct
18
Friday
October 18, 2019
6:59 PM
(Doors at 6:30)

Location

First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

$32.00 (book bundled) - On Sale August 22, 2019

Harvard Book Store welcomes BILL BRYSON—the bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything—for a discussion of his latest book, The Body: A Guide for Occupants.

About The Body

Bill Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion as he guides us through the human body—how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail. Full of extraordinary facts (your body made a million red blood cells since you started reading this) and irresistible Bryson-esque anecdotes, The Body will lead you to a deeper understanding of the miracle that is life in general and you in particular. As Bill Bryson writes, "We pass our existence within this wobble of flesh and yet take it almost entirely for granted." The Body will cure that indifference with generous doses of wondrous, compulsively readable facts and information.

Bill Bryson
Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson's bestselling books include A Walk in the Woods, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, and A Short History of Nearly Everything, which won the Aventis Prize in Britain and the Descartes Prize, the European Union's highest literary award. He was chancellor of Durham University, England's third oldest university, from 2005 to 2011, and is an honorary fellow of Britain's Royal Society.

Tickets are available online only at harvard.com and harvardbookstore.eventbrite.com. All tickets include a copy of The Body. Books bundled with tickets may only be picked up at the venue the night of the event, and cannot be picked up in-store beforehand.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-returnable.

First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 2 minutes

As you exit the station, cross Mass. Ave. and look for the newsstand called Crimson Corner. Turn right and proceed north along Mass. Ave. going toward the Cambridge Common. You will pass the Harvard Coop, Bank of America, and CVS. The First Parish Church is located at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Church St. Please enter through the front door of the church.

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