Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Human Skin Books

I came across this interesting piece published on August 21, 2019 on BoingBoing – and I became fascinated with Dr Lindsey Fitzharris (left), author and medical historian who discusses the dark history of "anthropodermic bibliopegy" – the bizarre practice of binding books in human skin. 

Please do check out her YouTube video series Under the Knife  this particular one is about human skin books:

I am sharing the above because I am seduced by the grotesque idea of human skin books. 

I know skin is skin. 

But I can't help thinking that it would be really cool if I can have one of my favorite books bound in my own skin. I am thinking of my collection of horror novels by Ryu Murakami, Stephen King and/or Graham Masterton.

Last evening, I was in Block D-5-1 at the Parkland Commercial Center in Kelana Jaya, Selangor. I was supposed to be there last month – but I couldn’t attend. 

Anyway, this time around, I made it for the MDA Toastmasters meeting where I presented my CC#8 speech titled The Dentist’s No. 1 Ally.

It was a topic appropriate to their members who are all dentists! 

Of course, if you know me, I made reference to my favorite beverage, i.e.  Coca-Cola! Epic sweetness!

BTW, this was for my Competent Communication manual, Round #61. 

Photos of the said meeting:

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