Thomas Thwaites calls himself a designer – of sorts.
He created a toaster from scratch, something decidedly more difficult than making bread from scratch, and from the experience, published the incredibly popular book, The Toaster Project. Next, he wanted to take a “holiday from being human.”
“I ended up in the Alps, on four legs, at a goat farm, with a prosthetic rumen strapped to my chest, eating grass, and becoming a goat,” Thwaites notes.
His second book, GoatMan: How I Took a Holiday from Being Human, has just been released.
Readers will be taken through the engineering paces required to help a human to walk on all fours. Thwaites also speaks with animal experts and even a shaman in the course of his research.
“Wouldn’t it be nice to live totally in the moment, with no worries about what you’ve done, what you’re doing, or what you should do?” Thwaites adds. “Wouldn’t it be nice to be an animal just for a bit?”
Or, perhaps this is just the book you need for some summer holiday escapism from the comfort of your dock.