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Don't Be Afraid of the Dork

Covered in dog hair, Obsessed with books, Wondering what it's all about. I suspect the answer is ice cream and the ocean.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot A startling story that weaves together Biology and Sociology. This story seems like it was a bit of an obsession for the author and it shows in her attention to detail and the underlying emotions that reveal themselves from time to time. It feels like nothing is held back - the whole truth is laid out - of Henrietta and her cells, and the family she left behind struggling with all the big questions of the universe. Should the family just be grateful for the HELA cells legacy which is incredible and far-reaching, despite the fact they live close to the poverty line and many companies have made millions off the cells?

It seems that it took a lot of perserverance and patience on the part of the author to bring the story together - thank goodness she was up to the task! Definitely recommended.