The K Recommends A Book [April] | Why Fish Don’t Exist

Why Fish Don’t Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life by Lulu Miller

The most important things in life often come from challenging your own beliefs. In her memoir that doubles as a biography of biologist David Starr Jordan, Lulu Miller challenges one of the most widely accepted, seemingly obvious facts of the world at large. Though the title may seem like a ridiculous and random statement, the book is tirelessly entertaining as Miller details the inner workings of her mind and the story of a man so obsessed with understanding and controlling the natural order that he would sacrifice anything, or anyone, to accomplish his goals.

Often funny, at times dark, and informative as all hell, this book is one of a kind. Miller’s writing is outstanding and her willingness to self deprecate to prove a point is impressive. Even more impressive, by the time I finished reading, I wholeheartedly agreed that fish don’t exist.