Nearly Human: The Gorilla’s Guide to Good Living

Nearly Human: The Gorilla’s Guide to Good Living

This just looks fun to read: We share 98% DNA with gorillas, and apparently, there’s a lot we could learn from them. For one, gorillas in the wild eat better than most of us; we’d do well to ape their diet, a little bit. The book even has a menu guide! Nearly Human waxes lyrical about all things gorilla, from nonviolent parenting techniques to peaceful conflict resolution to interactive play, that humans could emulate. Other gorilla info’s less applicable to humans — i.e. a step-by-step illustrated guide to the 9-step chest beating display — if amusing.