The BOOKOMI Podcast / 45: James Hamblin - The New Science of Skin and The Beauty of Doing Less

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Physician turned Atlantic staff writer James Hamblin went without a shower or a bath for five years -  The experiment caused outrage and disgust in some people who see cleanliness as a social responsibility, but for many he offered a vision of liberation from dependency on hygiene products that, if over-used, may do more harm than good.

In his latest book, Clean: The New Science of Skin and the Beauty of Doing Less, James examines the tension at the heart of our current Covid-concerned society,  “between our need to be close to other people and the need to protect ourselves from other people..”