Monday, September 24, 2012
Would You Rather: Doubly Disgusting by Justin Heimberg and David Gomberg
Would you rather get lost in your favorite novel, or debate with a group of your peers? If you fall into the latter category, then this is the book for you. It starts quietly, a question posed to a nearby friend, “Would you rather...” marking the discovery of this hilariously disgusting tome by another curious student. Suddenly everyone is thinking long and hard about the options, weighing the pros and cons, and discussing the long-term ramifications of choices such as, “Would you rather clean yourself like a cat, or use a litter box like a cat?” This small book is full of options designed to nauseate and repel, so it is obviously very popular. One part joke book, one part introduction to debate, Would You Rather is an engaging and stress-free read for students that will get them talking about what they are reading, as well as a wonderful tool to introduce the idea of argument and debate to a class. --Regan Schwartz
Heimberg, Justin and David Gomberg. Would You Rather: Doubly Disgusting. New York: Seven Footer Press, 2009. Print.