December 13, 2005

A Left-Hand Turn Around the World


David Wolman traveled around the world to encounter every possible aspect of left-handedness. He visited a Scottish castle built to be defended by left-handed swordsmen, studied palm reading and handwriting analysis, met a man whose left hand was grafted onto his right arm, golfed in Japan with the National Association of Left-Handed Golfers, visited brain researchers, chimpanzees, a satanist, and the town of Left-Hand, West Virginia.

Besides having a lot of fun, Wolman debunked a few myths, verified some surprising facts, and uncovered the latest and most exciting research in the field of handedness. This book is both entertaining and enlightening, and a must-read for anyone with an interest in how our hands - and our brains - work together.