Rachel Herz


On her book That’s Disgusting: Unraveling the Mysteries of Repulsion

Cover Interview of February 20, 2012


You do not need to be trained in science or anthropology to appreciate That’s Disgusting.  I wrote it solely with the general reader in mind, and my wish is that it is accessible, enjoyable and interesting to all.

At the same time, I believe that each reader will come to That’s Disgusting with a unique perspective and take away different things from it that are singular to him or her.  We have all experienced disgust and therefore we can all approach it with our own personal tendencies and peculiar intrigues.  Moreover, That’s Disgusting enables the reader to indulge in their secret fascinations, providing a private window through which the reader can examine themself as well as lay their eyes on others.

I am not so bold as to believe that there are any great consequences or implications to be gained from reading the book—but I do hope that it makes readers think about their lives and the way they treat other people in a slightly different and more appreciative way.