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Remembering Smell: A Memoir of Losing--And Discovering--The Primal Sense

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In November 2005, Bonnie Blodgett was whacked with a nasty cold. After a quick shot of a popular nasal spray up each nostril, the back of her nose was on fire. With that, Blodgettand#8212;a professional garden writer devoted to the sensual pleasures of garden and kitchenand#8212;was launched on a journey through the senses, the psyche, and the sciences. Her olfactory nerve was destroyed, perhaps forever. She had lost her sense of smell.and#160;

Phantosmiaand#8212;a constant stench of and#8220;every disgusting thing you can think of tossed into a blender and pureedand#8221;and#8212;is the first disorienting stage. Itand#8217;s the brainand#8217;s attempt, as Blodgett vividly conveys, to compensate for loss by conjuring up a tortured facsimile. As the hallucinations fade and anosmia (no smell at all) moves in to take their place, Blodgett is beset by questions: Why are smell and mood hand-in-hand? How are smell disorders linked to other diseases? What is taste without flavor? Blodgettand#8217;s provocative conversations with renowned geneticists, smell dysfunction experts, neurobiologists, chefs, and others ultimately lead to a life-altering understanding of smell, and to the most transformative lesson of all: the olfactory nerve, in ways unlike any other in the human body has the extraordinary power to heal.

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Synopsis:

In this engaging memoir, Blodgett recounts how she lost her sense of smell and ultimately learned the most transformative lesson of all: the olfactory nerve, in ways unlike any other in the human body, has the extraordinary power to heal.

Synopsis:

From an award-winning garden writer who lost her sense of smell after using an over-the-counter homeopathic medication, an exploration of what smell means to memory and sex and many other sensual and cognitive aspects of perception.

About the Author

BONNIE BLODGETT's The Garden Letter: Green Thoughts for the Northern Gardener, won the Garden Writers Association's top award in its first year. She has written for a number of national publications, including Parenting, Health, Glamour, and Better Homes and Gardens.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618861880
Subtitle:
A Memoir of Losing--and Discovering--the Primal Sense
Author:
Blodgett, Bonnie
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Life Sciences - Human Anatomy & Physiology
Subject:
Specific Groups - General
Subject:
Smell
Subject:
Gardeners -- United States.
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20100616
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 line art
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 0.79 lb

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"Synopsis" by , In this engaging memoir, Blodgett recounts how she lost her sense of smell and ultimately learned the most transformative lesson of all: the olfactory nerve, in ways unlike any other in the human body, has the extraordinary power to heal.
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From an award-winning garden writer who lost her sense of smell after using an over-the-counter homeopathic medication, an exploration of what smell means to memory and sex and many other sensual and cognitive aspects of perception.

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