Book Review: Swearing Is Good For You


I want to thank NetGalley and the publishers for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

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Rating: 5 out of 5 Fuckin Great Stars

In a sparkling debut in the entertaining pop science vein of Mary Roach, scientist Emma Byrne examines the latest research to show how swearing can be good for you. She reveals how swearing has been around since the earliest humans began to communicate, and has been shown to reduce physical pain, to lower anxiety, to prevent physical violence, to help trauma victims recover language, and to promote human cooperation. Packed with the results of unlikely and often hilarious scientific studies— from the “ice bucket test” for coping with pain, to the connection between Tourette’s and swearing, to a chimpanzee who curses at her handler in sign language—Swearing Is Good for You presents a lighthearted but convincing case for the foulmouthed.

I picked up this book because I honestly talk like a sailor. I say ‘fuck’ too much and it’s like a second language to me. I was raised in The South and we are taught ladies should not use foul language. Well I say, “Fuck that shit!” I loved this book because it had history and proof that swearing is good for you. I read this non fiction book in a few sittings and it was fun. To cut to the chase, this book was the shit!

35 Comments on “Book Review: Swearing Is Good For You

  1. Haha: that final gif on this post: hilarious 😂😂😂😂 Well…you might not think so, but….I swear a lot too. I don’t do it much in public…nor in any of the comments. But trust me that I can think up of a couple of colourful swear words at times as well (usually in a combo with Dutch/English language lol). Oh god…still laughing at that comment from Pete. He really is the best 😂😂

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    • 😂😂😂 I agree Pete is just the BEST and so hilarious!😄 I think its awesome to swear in both languages! I want to speak Dutch! You will have to teach me some! Lol! I especially need to learn the cusswords. I live with someone with tourettes and they love cussing in different languages.😂😂😂

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  2. Ha! I seriously love that Happy “Shit” gif! 😛
    This sounds like an interesting book. I think next time I’m up for hosting my book club that I’ll list this book as one of the nominations. I think it would be a fun one to discuss with my book club ladies. We’re all a bunch of potty mouths, too! 😀

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