The male genitals are worn externally as evolution is in the process of expelling them from the body. Another million years and they'll be stored in a drawer. Award-winning Scottish poet Don Paterson has assembled a comic, intelligent, and cranky collection of brief truths and conjectures and, in the process, revitalizes the classic pith of the aphorism. 'The form's only virtue is its brevity,' Paterson writes. "At least the reader cannot seriously hold that it has wasted their time."
Praise for Don Paterson's aphorisms:
"Hundreds of wise meditations on all sorts of subjects, including love, death, literature and sex. Aphorisms, being normally only two or three lines long, are in their form perfect for our times. In Paterson's hands, they become supremely wise and moving as well."—Alain de Botton, Scotland on Sunday
"Clever, addictive and funny."—Nick Hornby, The Guardian