In “Why Fish Don’t Exist”, neuroscientist Lulu Miller tells the story of her search for the origins of life. After losing her father to cancer, Miller turns to science in an effort to make sense of the world around her. She soon discovers that many long-held beliefs about life and its origins are nothing more than conjecture. With a new understanding of how complex and unpredictable our world can be, Miller embarks on a witty and insightful journey into the hidden order of life.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone looking for a better understanding of the complex and unpredictable world around them. It offers an insightful exploration into the hidden order of life, using humour and wit to make its points.
- Miller’s writing is engaging and witty, making for an enjoyable read.
- The book offers a fresh perspective on life and its origins.
- Miller provides ample evidence to support her arguments, making the case that fish do not exist convincingly.
- The author’s personal story may be too introspective for some readers.
- The book can be dense at times, with scientific terminology and concepts that may be difficult to follow.
- Despite its interesting subject matter, the book sometimes feels slow moving and plodding.
Learn more about the author
Lulu Miller is a neuroscientist and writer. She has written for NPR’s “All Things Considered” and Radiolab, among other publications. Miller’s first book, “Why Fish Don’t Exist”, was published in 2018.
“A beautifully written and insightful book that will make you rethink everything you know about life.”
“Miller has a gift for weaving together stories and scientific explanations in ways that make the complex understandable. She takes on big questions about life- its origins, meaning, and how we grapple with loss- with intelligence and humor.”
“An excellently written, informative book that had me captivated from beginning to end.”
“A fun, insightful read about the mysteries of life.”