• James Hamblin's strange, good-humoured and persuasive book sets out to dispel the comfortable notion that our skin is a smooth protective barrier between us and the outside world... Clean made me chuckle and then left me thoughtful, which isn't bad for a book about soap

    Susannah Goldsbrough, Daily Telegraph
  • Accessible and articulate - graceful even - and there are some wonderful surprises

    Wall Street Journal
  • Fun, interesting and credible

    New York Times
  • A must read

    Ara Katz, Vogue
  • James Hamblin's characteristic mix of clarity and levity shine through every single page. You'll never think about your largest organ the same way again

    DAVID EPSTEIN, author of Range and The Sports Gene

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