This is an excellent book for those individuals who have diseases for which scientists have not yet found a cure such as Parkinson's disease and any other one caused by the deterioration of proteins. The book is very well-written for the lay person and it is quite entertaining as well.
Thorough and informative, interesting despite the somewhat random topic. Covers the entire gamut of "prion" self-replicating proteins and the damage they have wrought upon both man and beast, and the brains of those unfortunate enough to become afflicted. Narrator is somewhat nasal but carries the narrative well.
The title is a bit misleading. The book is informative, but more about Mad Cow Disease then the actual condition and lives of the family that is afflicted with this disease.