2013 Reading: Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers by Robert Sapolsky

327Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers, Third Edition by Robert Sapolsky.

This might seem like an odd choice for me, but it was book club’s selection for January. (Reading Liberally usually reads more political or policy-oriented books, but we’re both democratic and Democratic, and this one was proposed by one of our members.)

Sapolsky, in excruciating scientific detail, how stress is bad for us. That’s the first 400 pages. In the last 10 pages or so he gives some tips for managing stress, which are mostly pretty obvious: exercise, meditate, make friends, take more control of your life, etc.

Not really very enlightening unless you feel a need to understand the biology of stress.

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