Rachel Herz is a psychologist specializing in smell and emotion. She teaches at Brown University, is a professional consultant, and serves as an expert witness in court cases. The author of The Scent of Desire, she lives in Rhode Island.
"In her lively tour of vileness, Herz argues that disgust is in the mind of the beholder." -- Nature "Leaves you contemplating how your own sense of disgust may be manipulated, or even overcome." -- New Scientist "...[Herz] manages it quite admirably: to be vivid and true to her subject without getting so revolting that her readers react the way we react to anything that disgusts us, which is by trying to get as far away as possible." -- Robin Marantz Henig, author of Pandora's baby: How the First Test Tube Babies Sparked the Reproductive Revolution - New York Times Book Review