Released in early 1999, Jim Dawson's Who Cut the Cheese? has already sold 100,000 copies (now in its 13th printing!) and become the world's top-selling book on the subject of flatulence. It is also the most comprehensive book on fartlore, containing chapters on historical events (such as the fart in Jerusalem that led to the deaths of 10,000 people in 44 A.D.), recordings (including the history of "The Crepitation Contest"), literary flatulence (from Chaucer, Shakespeare, Swift, Blake, Twain, Zola and many others), Hollywood farts (they're rich, they're famous, they're living your dreams), Internet flatulence (in the ether of cyberspace they can hear you farting), fart humor, fart urban legends, Le Petomane (the famous French fartiste), Howard Stern's Fartman, religious farting, the history of fart words, the anatomy of a fart, and so much more. Nearly everything you'd want to know (or ought to) about farting is in this book.
WHO CUT THE CHEESE? (A Cultural History of the Fart) By Jim Dawson