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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: The Top Common Reading Book of 2011 and 2012

Winner of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine’s Communication Award for Best Book
Winner of the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Nonfiction
Winner of the Wellcome Trust Book Prize

Named by more than 60 critics as one of the best books of 2010, including: Best Book of the Year at: O, The Oprah Magazine, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Bookmarks Magazine, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, Entertainment Weekly, East Bay Express, and Kansas City Star, A Discover Magazine 2010 Must Read, National Public Radio, Best of the Bestsellers

In 1951, an African American woman named Henrietta Lacks, stricken with cervical cancer, became an involuntary donor of cells from her cancerous tumor, which were propagated by scientist George Otto Gey to create an immortal cell line for medical research. These cells are now known worldwide as HeLa. In The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, award-winning science writer Rebecca Skloot brilliantly weaves together the Lacks’s story–past and present–with the story of the birth of bioethics, the story of HeLa cells, and the dark history of experimentation on African Americans. Important, powerful, and compassionate, this is a remarkable work of science and social journalism.  (more…)

March 12, 2013 at 1:03 am 4 comments

Anatomy of an Epidemic Selected at Saint Michael’s College for Abnormal Psychology course

In Anatomy of an Epidemic award-winning science and history writer Robert Whitaker investigates, in the first book of its kind, the merits of psychiatric medications through the prism of long-term results, asking the question: Why has the number of disabled mentally ill in the United States tripled over the past two decades?

During the past fifty years, when investigators looked at how psychiatric drugs affected long-term outcomes, studies on various psychiatric drugs—including those used to treat depression, bipolar disorder and ADHD—have consistently found that these medications, for some paradoxical reason, increase the likelihood that people will become chronically ill, less able to function well, more prone to physical illness. (more…)

June 11, 2010 at 5:45 pm Leave a comment

Daniel Goleman’s Ecological Intelligence – Essential Book at Antioch University McGregor and Virginia Tech

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The bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence and Primal Leadership now brings us revealing the hidden environmental consequences of what we make and buy, and how with that knowledge we can drive the essential changes we all must make to save our planet and ourselves.

“Drawing on his capacious intelligence Daniel Goleman dissects the issues involved in the attainment of long term sustainability and details promising and intriguing solutions. Once again, he has written an essential book.”– Howard Gardner, author and Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education. (more…)

August 24, 2009 at 2:45 pm Leave a comment


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