Reviews

  • 'Who would have thought something as simple as changing the way we breathe could be so revolutionary for our health, from snoring to allergies to immunity? James Nestor is the perfect guide to the pulmonary world and has written a fascinating book, full of dazzling revelations'

    Dr Rangan Chatterjee
  • 'I would have thought that breathing was pretty simple and well understood. Then I read this book. Now I know it's a hugely complex and wondrous process which we need to understand much better. Fascinating and provocative stuff'

    Daniel M. Davis, author of The Beautiful Cure
  • 'If you want to read a book about the power of the breath, this is it!'

    Patrick McKeown, author of The Oxygen Advantage
  • 'A transformative book that changes how you think about your body and mind'

    Joshua Foer, author of Moonwalking with Einstein
  • 'Breath is an utterly fascinating journey into the ways we are wired. No matter who you are, you'll want to read this'

    Po Bronson, author of What Should I Do with My Life and Nutureshock
  • 'An eye-opening, epic journey of human devolution that explains why so many of us are sick and tired. A must-read book that exposes what our health care system doesn't see'

    Dr. Steven Y. Park, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and author of Sleep, Interrupted
  • 'I don't say this often, but when I do I mean it: this book changed my life. Breathe is part scientific quest, part historical insight, part Hero's Journey, full of groundbreaking ideas, and a rollicking good read. I had no idea that the simple and intuitive act of inhaling and exhaling has taken such an evolutionary hit. As a result, I figured out why I sleep so badly and why my breathing feels so often out-of-sync. With a few simple tweaks, I fixed my breathing and fixed myself. A transformational book'

    Caroline Paul, author of The Gutsy Girl
  • 'If you breathe, you need this book. When we undervalue anything, including something so basic as breathing, bad things always happen-and Nestor makes it clear how awful it's gotten. But he also provides a clear airway back to better, deeper, stronger respirations'

    Wallace J. Nichols PhD, author of Blue Mind
  • 'Breath shows us just how extraordinary the act of breathing is and why so much depends on how we do it. An enthralling, surprising, and often funny adventure into our most overlooked and undervalued function'

    Bonie Tsui, author of Why We Swim and American Chinatown