Synopses & Reviews
What makes French kissing "French"? Who played the first game of Spin the Bottle? What compels millions of tourists to kiss the Blarney Stone? Andmost importantlywhat does Julia Roberts look for in a good kisser? The answers to these questions can be found in Kiss and Tellan irreverent miscellany of trivia drawn from science, art, ancient history, pop culture, and more. Here's everything you ever wondered about kissing, including: - Why do princesses kiss frogs, anyway? - Who made "XO" shorthand for "hugs and kisses"? - Why do people kiss under mistletoe? - Is mononucleosis really spread by kissing? Best of all, Kiss and Tell features illustrations and photographs of famous kisses through historyeveryone from the ancient Egyptians to Britney and Madonna. It's the perfect Valentine's Day gift for the know-it-all in your lifeand also a terrific bedside reader when there's no one around to smooch.
What makes French kissing French? (p. 47)
Who invented Spin the Bottle? (p. 106)
Why have millions kissed the Blarney Stone? (p. 67)
This irreverent miscellany of kissing trivia draws upon history, science, and pop culture to explore countless fascinating questions: Why do people kiss, anyway? (p. 118) Are there any cultures that don’t kiss? (p. 77) And what about the animal kingdom? (p. 74) Is it true some fish actually kiss? (p. 87)
From Star Trek (home to TV’s first interracial kiss) and the Brothers Grimm (home to the first princess-frog kiss) to the top 10 greatest make-out songs of all time, this little book answers everything you’ve ever wondered about kissing—and lots of things you probably never thought of.
About the Author
Kevin Dwyer is a freelance writer from Long Island, New York.