Howdy folks. This book won’t be out until November, but you can pre-order now, and here’s the opening paragraph:
I recently tested an electrified pig fencer by grabbing it with my bare hands. As the fibrillations dispersed, I regarded the unit—now pulsing in the grass some fifteen feet distant, where it landed after I spastically flung it—dumbly, then resolved to take the rest of the afternoon off and curl up with the late Michel de Montaigne’s essay, “Of the Inconsistency of Our Actions.”
Full description of the book here.