About the book

Some Like It Hot: The Sauna, Its Lore and Stories delights in the breadth of information and stories about saunas. What’s all in this book? For starters, sweat-bath traditions of other cultures and over the last 2,000 years, from ancient savusaunas to state-of-the-art saunas, how saunas were used during wars and to further peace, and unique saunas made from such diverse materials as cars, silos, and ice blocks.

There are tips for athletes and health benefits, proverbs, legends, and historic accounts, plus funny stories about the Sauna Queen, embarrassing moments, birthing in a sauna, and cupping, a medical treatment. Sprinkled among the pages are also a few recipes to try in the sauna. Interested in sauna reggae? Or where to take a public sauna? That’s here, too, and lots more.

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