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Recent press for The Body Electric: How Strange Machines Built the Modern American (NYU 2003):

In "The Original Nordic Track" (The Daily Beast [Andrew Sullivan], January 5, 2013)

In "Going to the Gym Today? Thank This 19th-Century Orthopedist" (The Atlantic, January 2, 2013)


Listen to Carolyn Thomas interviewed by Simon Morton on Radio New Zealand, January April 30, 2011

Listen to Carolyn Thomas interviewed by Mark Lynch on WICN FM, Central New England Radio, January 13, 2010

Carolyn Thomas—and her book, Empty Pleasures—are sited by Elena Conis (a Special Correspondent to the Los Angeles Times) in her December 27, 2010 article Saccharin's Mostly Seet Following for the Los
Angeles Times

Empty Pleasures is lauded as one of the most significant books of the year by Siva Vaidhyanathan in a round up of the Year in Reading moderated by Scott McLemee in the December 22, 2010 post on

Interview on WCUB AM, Manitowic, WI, 9:30 am (central time),
November 23, 2010

Interview on This Way Up, Radio New Zealand National, November 20th, 12-2

Interview with Celeste Quinn, on Focus, November 11, 9-10 (Pacific time) WILL Radio, Illinois Public Media

Interview on KPFA Berkeley with Aimee Allison, 8:30 am, October 26, 2010

Anne Hart, reporting on nutrition issues for The Sacramento Examiner, features Carolyn Thomas's Empty Pleasures: The Story of Artificial Sweeteners from Saccharin to Splenda in her report on how artificial sweeteners impact your life. (October 17, 2010)

Carolyn Thomas posts her response to Marshal Zeringue's question: Is your book represented (as Ford Madox Ford once opined) on Page 99? Posted on September 25, 2010.

(See Marshal Zeringue's related post on the Campaign for the American Reader blog. Posted on September 25, 2010.)

Martha Stewart radio call in show on artificial sweeteners, (8-8:30am, Eastern Time; September 23, 2010)

Carolyn Thomas's interview with Jeffrey Callison of Capital Public Radio (Insight segment) (September 13, 2010).

Carolyn Thomas's interview with Robert Siegel of NPR (transcript and audio from September 6, 2010).

Read a brief Q and A with Carolyn Thomas on the online edition of The New Yorker (Posted by Eileen Reynolds; Ask an Academic: Sweet; August 31, 2010)

Buy the Book

The Story of Artificial Sweeteners from Saccharin to Splenda
by Carolyn de la Peña

The University of North Carolina Press

Paperback available in August!

Copyright 2010 Carolyn Thomas