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Marlene Zuk is a professor of ecology, evolution and behavior at the University of Minnesota. The author of Sex on Six Legs, she lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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"Much-needed. . . . Zuk's nutritionally rich scientific fodder . . . will certainly bring intellectual benefits far greater than those provided by the pseudoscientific confections with which we are so often tempted." -- Cordelia Fine - Wall Street Journal
"Ably presents a skeptical and light-hearted view of a long list of paleofantasies and supposed solutions." -- John Hawks - Nature
"Briskly dismisses . . . misunderstandings about how evolution works and . . . offers a lively, lucid illustration of the intricacies of this all-important natural process." -- Laura Miller - Salon
"Starred review. Thoroughly engaging and witty. . . . Whether [Zuk is] shredding the underlying premises of the paleo diet, the paleo exercise regimen, or the structure of the paleo family, she does so via cogent discussions of the nature of evolution and accessible elucidations of cutting-edge science." -- Publishers Weekly
"Zuk's take on the many controversies and uncertainties surrounding evolution is both wise and measured." -- Guardian
"Marlene Zuk's quest to understand prehistory is an elegant guide for the perplexed. Paleofantasy cuts through a confusing tangle of facts and claims to give us a trustworthy road map to the glorious problems of who we are and where we come from." -- Richard Wrangham, author of Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human
"We tend to idealize our ancestors, as if they had the perfect life and perfect diet. In highly readable style, Marlene Zuk downplays our paleo-heritage. Not only did we change culturally, we are also genetically a different animal." -- Frans de Waal, author of The Bonobo and the Atheist

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