Category Book Reviews

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

From a clinical point of view, Mrs. Lacks never did well…. As Charles Dickens said at the beginning of [A] Tale of Two cities, ‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.’ But it was the best of times for science in that this very peculiar tumor gave rise to the HeLa cell line…. For Mrs. Lacks and the family she left behind, it was the worst of times. Scientific progress and indeed progress of all kinds is often made at great cost, such as the sacrifice made by Henrietta Lacks.

We Should All Be Feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Feminism is believing the right to equality. So, unless you believe in inequality based on gender, guess what, you are a feminist!

11/22/63 – Stephen King

Life can turn on a dime—or stumble into the extraordinary…
When this happens, what would one do?