The Story Behind Toilets by Elizabeth Raum. Tired of reading yet another biography of George Washington or Amelia Earhart? Why not try a “biography” of toilets? There’s a real story to how people learned to treat their “waste products” (i.e., urine and excrement – we know what those are, right?). Once people began building bigger and bigger settlements, what to do with this stuff became a really big deal. And some of their ideas just didn’t work that well. This is an interesting (if you like toilets – and who doesn’t?) and quick-reading book, with lots of diagrams and photos. Check it out! Maybe you can read it while you’re in the bathroom!
Book reviewed by Loreen S., Youth Services Assistant