Thursday, January 20, 2011

English professor's book is a mouthful

A new book by English Professor Mary Cappello is filled with safety pins, coins, porcelain dolls and even a toy goat, all foreign objects that have been ingested by people through the years. The unusual subject matter of Swallow: Foreign Bodies, Their Ingestion, Inspiration and the Curious Doctor Who Extracted Them has produced quite a following. The book and Prof. Cappello's research has been featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Salon, AOL News and on radio programs in Vancouver and New Zealand. Prof. Cappello has written an essay about her book that appeared on the Huffington Post and a slideshow on MSNBC. A URI news release about the book can be found here.