Book review: The Ultimate Bathroom Book by Peter Hirsch

As you all know I love books, all types of books. Anything with words in and pictures are a bonus! So when a review for The Ultimate Bathroom book by Peter Hirsch popped up in my inbox it was too hard to say no.

Peter Hirsch is the director of the bathroom company Soakology, and he wrote this book about his travels around the world seeking out bathrooms. Finding out what a bathroom means in different cultures and how they differ country to country.

What does the bathroom mean to people in the context of their country?

The ultimate bathroom book on a toilet with loo roll

Book Description

The bathroom is a benchmark of human achievement and a symbol of culture. Peter Hirsch explores what the bathroom means to us, how it has been developed and some of the most amazing bathroom stories you’ll ever read.

Find out what gong farmers harvested and what event causes people to flush, all at the same time. This is the perfect book to keep on your bathroom bookshelf, bursting with fascinating facts and insightful information.

The ultimate bathroom book

Everything you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask about the bathroom.

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My Review on The Ultimate Bathroom Book

I love the cover of this book, it’s busy and just plain mad! “Crammed with crazy bathroom facts” sums it up perfectly. I am a huge fan of facts and useless bits of information so a book like this is fantastic.

My favourite fact of the book is ‘Did you know more people in the world have mobile phones than toilets?’ Isn’t that crazy? A right mind spin that is. We all know everyone has mobile phones nowadays, well in the developed world but we just assume that toilets are the norm as well.

It has kept me fascinated for hours absorbing more fun-filled facts. I love all the design work and photos used in the book. The bold colours make the pages pop and your eye’s get drawn to various fact and information boxes.

I can see care, great thought and time has been put into it and it really shows.

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There are 10 great chapters that take us from historical facts about the bathroom to the journey of water and how we use it..

Each page is crammed with little facts and stories and will keep you wanting to read more. It’s the perfect book for the coffee table to have a browse through. A great conversation starter as well! Who doesn’t like toilet jokes?

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I have given The Ultimate Bathroom book by Peter Hirsch 5 out of 5 stars.

  • 78 Pages of bathroom stories, facts, and records
  • 2016 Edition
  • ISBN 9780993559907

You can find The Ultimate Bathroom book here on the Soakology website.

I hope you loved reading this review. If you are stuck for gift ideas for that person you never know what to buy, this is the book for them. Why not pop it on your Christmas shopping list?

*I received this book in exchange for an honest review. All my thoughts and opinions are my own as always.

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