Why Fish Don't Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life by Lulu Miller - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781501160349
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 6th, 2021

This book is a thing of genuine, ecstatic, eye-opening wonder. Radiolab co-host Lulu Miller’s bestselling story of her own life intertwined with that of 20th-century taxonomist David Starr Jordan is a memoir, a biography, a biology textbook, a history seminar, and an urgent plea for justice, all wrapped up in one. Why Fish Don’t Exist seems, at the outset, a book about the tragic futility and heroic hope of trying to tear some semblance of order from the chaos of life. As the pages turn, however, your every assumption is overthrown by illness and earthquakes and murder and eugenics and, yes, why fish don’t exist (and yes, they don’t!). Pick up this book. Have your view of the world turned upside down and torn asunder, and know it was long overdue. ~ Reviewed by Digby Baker-Porazinski