Alissa van Asseldonk


Alissa van Asseldonk

Man and Wellbeing

Alissa van Asseldonk enters on a rather touchy and unpleasant subject with flair. The short chapters in her big book Corpus Commodus explain the ways in which parts of the human body are harvested and reused — like the amniotic membrane (a part of the placenta) that can be used to help repair damaged eyes or cover severe burns. It’s heavy stuff, but Van Asseldonk succeeds in presenting it in a well thought-out, approachable, even attractive way.