Harvard Medical Professor Dr. Per-Olof Hasselgren Pens Unique Book Using Body Part Idioms

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Anatomy and language meet in "Body Language," an exploration of idioms and slang.

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This book will be fascinating to anyone who loves the English language. "Shake a leg" and start reading! - Robert Fletcher, CEO of SBPRA

What language does a body speak? "Body Language – from Head to Toe" is a clever and unique “dictionary” of American idioms and other expressions that contain the name of a body part.

The use of body part-related expressions can be both interesting and entertaining. This book contains about 2,000 such idioms, words, and expressions, for example, “back against the wall,” “brainstorming,” “sweet tooth,” and “tongue in cheek.”

Says author Per-Olof Hasselgren, “As a surgeon, I understand the importance of anatomy and the knowledge of organs and tissues. This book reflects my longstanding interest in idioms and other expressions referring to body parts, and it ‘connects’ anatomy with the spoken and written language.” As someone who moved to the United States from another country, Dr. Hasselgren has studied the peculiarities of the American language, and says that idioms and slang are specific to any given language and often can’t be directly translated. So “shake a leg” and start reading!

Watch the video at: https://youtu.be/zKNWETNmz-w

About the Author: Per-Olof Hasselgren, M.D., Ph.D., is the George H.A. Clowes Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston. He is director of endocrine surgery and vice chairman of research in the Department of Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School. The author received his initial medical and surgical training in Sweden, and has been a practicing surgeon in the U.S. for more than 30 years. Dr. Hasselgren has also conducted NIH-supported research for almost 30 years, resulting in multiple scientific publications.

“This book will be fascinating to anyone who loves the English language and enjoys learning about words. We are thrilled to announce its release,” said Robert Fletcher, CEO of Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency.

BODY LANGUAGE – FROM HEAD TO TOE: EXPRESSIONS, IDIOMS, SLANG, AND QUOTES RELATED TO BODY PARTS (ISBN: 978-1-63135-544-8) is now available for $21.50 and can be ordered through the publisher’s website:
http://sbprabooks.com/PerOlofHasselgren or at Amazon.com or Barnesandnoble.com.

WHOLESALERS: This book is distributed by Ingram Books and other wholesale distributors. Contact your representative with the ISBN for purchase. Wholesale purchase for retailers, universities, libraries, and other organizations is also available through the publisher; please email bookorder(at)sbpra(dot)net.

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