Kiss and Tell
By Kevin Dwyer
(Quirk Books, Hardcover, 9781594740695, 128pp.)
Publication Date: November 1, 2005
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What makes French kissing French? (p. 47)
Who invented Spin the Bottle? (p. 106)
Why have millions kissed the Blarney Stone? (p. 67)
This irreverent miscellany of kissing trivia draws upon history, science, and pop culture to explore countless fascinating questions: Why do people kiss, anyway? (p. 118) Are there any cultures that don’t kiss? (p. 77) And what about the animal kingdom? (p. 74) Is it true some fish actually kiss? (p. 87)
From Star Trek (home to TV’s first interracial kiss) and the Brothers Grimm (home to the first princess-frog kiss) to the top 10 greatest make-out songs of all time, this little book answers everything you’ve ever wondered about kissing—and lots of things you probably never thought of.
Kevin Dwyer is a freelance writer from Long Island, New York.