Zoe Cormier’s first book, Sex, Drugs & Rock n’ Roll: The Science of Hedonism and the Hedonism of Science – hand-picked by The Guardian as a “must-read” – was published by Profile Books in the UK in August 2014.

Featured by publications ranging from Wired to The Daily Mail, The Independent, BBC Focus and The Big Issue, it celebrates and explores why being bad feels so good – and why these “base” pursuits are key to what makes us human.


“An entertaining tour through science” – Wired

“Fantastic and entertaining … funny and enlightening.” – The Big Issue

“Not your average science book. A cornucopia of the strange and fascinating.” – The Independent

“A must read” – The Guardian

“A romp through three topics that preoccupy western youth” – BBC Focus

“She has a gift for explaining science in a way that is both engaging and accurate.” – The Globe & Mail