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Title : The Natural Superiority of the Left-Hander
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ISBN : 9780871313072
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 150 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Natural Superiority of the Left-Hander Reviews

  • Krisi Keley
    2019-06-11 13:52

    A generous birthday gift from my wonderful (and, of course, also leftie!) GR friend, Werner, this humorous book of left-hander facts was informative as well as fun. Some of the tidbits I was already aware of; some I wasn't, but all were interesting. One that particularly delighted me (geekily weird as some may find it) is that (the left-handed) Michelangelo portrayed the first man as a leftie in The Creation of Adam, something it surprised me I hadn't noticed before, as every time I see a leftie anywhere - in movies, on TV, or otherwise - it immediately stands out for me. Though it may well have been simply an artistic choice, considering the body positions of God and Adam in the painting, of all the fun facts in the book, I liked discovering this one the best. Thank you so much for the very enjoyable read, Werner!

  • Ashley
    2019-06-02 09:35

    As a proud left-hander, this book just called to me. I really enjoyed it. Every left-hander needs to know that they are important and they are special. This book is also perfect for annoying my sister, who is constantly annoyed by me pointing out all kinds of left-handed facts and people!

  • Scott
    2019-06-18 08:41

    It's just true, that's all I'm sayin'...

  • Irene McHugh
    2019-05-28 09:03

    If you know a left-handed person who’s feeling out-of-place for being a southpaw, then this illustrated book of quirky facts about left-handers may be just the book to cheer them up.I spotted this gem in my friend Andrea’s classroom. Many people, myself included, are guilty of giving Andrea a hard time about the amount of stuff that she collects. Generally, teachers hoard everything from handouts to books to sentimental cards to anything we think might be useful for any future project for any subject. We’re cool with sharing, so we gather across any curriculum. When I spotted this book, I was immediately drawn to it...probably because I’m a lefty who enjoys my own delusions of grandeur. I picked it up and Andrea said, “That was one of my dad’s favorites!”Boom! I had another book for my Reading Challenge and I saw Andrea’s collection of unending stuff in a new light. One of the categories for my Reading Challenge is to read a book my mom loves. Well, my mom passed away a few years ago, so I had been debating how to handle this category. When I saw Andrea’s visceral connection to her dad through this book, I knew I had found a book that honored my interpretation of the category’s intent: read wisdom passed on from a parental figure. Looking around at the variety of books in Andrea’s classroom, I thought what a joy it must be to be a middle schooler in her room. Besides being one of the kindest people I know, Andrea has amassed a treasure trove of surprises. Theoretically, kids could spend an entire school year in her classroom and not discover every object stowed away in secret nooks and crannies. She feeds their curiosity! With books like this one…Since this book was originally published in 1979, the author focused on devices created for right-handed people like scissors, watches, and even phonograph tone arms. With modern technology, my lefty preference and age is apparent to any IT person who sees my mouse on the left side of my keyboard. The look of shock and horror that overcomes their faces is actually priceless.Taking in some historical perspective, I learned that in 1992, all three major candidates for President were left-handed. Bush, Clinton, and Perot. Any conspiracy theorists want to run with this one?My mom was a fraternal twin. While she was not a lefty, her brother is. My dad is right-handed too, so me being a lefty is rare. If both parents are right-handed, only 2% of their kids will be left-handed. And there are more lefty boys than girls.Now most of these facts are not cited, but I don’t think they’d be too hard to verify if I were writing an academic paper. Better still, deKay spends the second half of the book comparing the ideas of various researchers and psychologists. He includes the ideas of neurosurgeon Joseph Bogan and transitions into information on the brain’s two hemispheres. Most of this section nicely explains how left-handed people are more artsy fartsy and right-handed people are logical thinkers.My favorite fact, though, involved the NASA astronauts for the Apollo missions. One out of every four was left-handed, which seems pretty amazing!And now that I’ve read this quirky sampling of lefty facts, I must return it to Andrea for her to share with her students, left-handed or not.

  • Patricia
    2019-05-23 08:56

    This was a fun book to read. Naturally, it contained a lot of interesting left-hander trivia. It is really quirky. It has drawings that are just begging to be colored. Could someone please pass me some color pencils? LOL*This book does mention group sex in one drawing like another review mentioned, which did feel out of place and makes this book a little non-kid friendly.

  • Cindi
    2019-06-05 10:40

    I got this book for my oldest son who by some weird phenomenon ended up left handed. We got a laugh out of some of the things in this book and were amazed by some of the facts.So, what do you think, could it be that left handers are a step up in evolution??

  • Mandee
    2019-06-15 12:58

    it's true. we're just better at stuff.

  • Claudia
    2019-06-12 07:45


  • Curtiss
    2019-05-18 12:48

    A humorous look at the natural advantages, an the imposed disadvantages, of Left-Handers.

  • Chas Bayfield
    2019-05-18 11:58


  • Susie
    2019-06-11 08:52

    This is just too funny an idea to not read...! xD

  • Alycia
    2019-06-12 13:00

    I bought this as a joke for my left handed hubby and ended up reading it myself.

  • Phillip
    2019-05-19 12:36

    I learned some stuff that once rekindled my pride in my left-handedness.

  • Thomas
    2019-06-12 10:55

    If you read the title, you can intuit that it is correct. No need to read the book, unless you were born inferior.

  • Lisa
    2019-05-27 14:03

    I gave this to my left-handed sister for her birthday - but not before reading it & dying of laughter! This book is hilarious & fascinating!

  • Arin Williams
    2019-05-31 13:36

    It's fun to read, but a lot of the data and references are drastically out of date now.

  • Libby
    2019-05-25 14:02

    A great book for any proud left-hander!