Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Author Eats Her Own Words

CHICAGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A new book is fleshing out the truth about cannibalism.

Dinner with a Cannibal: The Complete History of Mankind’s Oldest Taboo (Santa Monica Press), chronicles the history of cannibalism, and researching the juicy, stomach- churning story was a delicious task for author Carole Travis- Henikoff.

She says, “At first it was disgusting, but I’ve never had as much fun! I got to have doctors over to lunch – not for lunch – and pick their brains!”

The book outlines nine types of cannibalism, including survival cannibalism, iatric cannibalism – prescribed by a doctor – and endo-cannibalism, or eating your own dead.

Travis-Henikoff calls cannibalism “the oldest eating habit on the planet,” and though it’ll always be taboo, she isn’t against putting a person on her plate.

She says, “If I was starving and it was the only way to survive, I’d do it in a heartbeat.”

Dinner with a Cannibal is out now.

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