More interesting than funny
Dr.Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation (Olivia Judson)
When we were on holiday in the South of France in 2002, one of the people in our party was reading this book; the hard cover edition even. On a fairly regular basis, he would laugh out loud and--by way of explanation--read aloud a small passage of this book. I remember it being much funnier then than it was reading the whole thing myself.
The blurb on the cover, as well as some reviews I read all say this book is wildly funny and entertaining. Funny to people who rarely get out of their stuffy laboratories, maybe, but not to me.
Don't get me wrong: I enjoyed reading the book, but much more because of the interesting subject matter (which a lot less raunchy if you will just get over your sexually inhibited self for two minutes), which is in itself presented in a very readable format.
Mrs. Judson deserves credit for this work. Not for being more than lightfooted with words, but for making a subject matter that is (despite the best juvenile intentions) on par with paleontology for entertainment value into a book that will be read by non-scientists, and read with interest.