Euphoria - Lily King - A Short Summary & Review

A short summary of the book Euphoria:

Three anthropologists in New Guinea. Their studies, their triangle.

My favorite Lily King quote from the book:

"Funny how when you have a purpose the misery goes and hides."

Questions I pondered while reading the book:

Should spouses compete with one another?

Do we view all cultures through the lens of our own?

My review of the book Euphoria:

I like my creature comforts too much to enjoy a study like this.

Why do people encourage your success if they are going to be jealous?

Can you ever understand a culture not your own?


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