An utterly original exploration of the world of human waste that will surprise,
Produced behind closed doors, disposed of discreetly, and hidden by euphemism,
bodily waste is something common to all and as natural as breathing, yet we
prefer not to talk about it. But we should--even those of us who take care of
our business in pristine, sanitary conditions. For it's not only in developing
countries that human waste is a major public health threat: population growth is
taxing even the most advanced sewage systems, and the disease spread by waste
kills more people worldwide every year than any other single cause of death.