Healthy & Happy
I am so glad that I listen to this book. It helped to really explain why all the forms and everything I have to fill out when I go to the doctor. I'm also fascinated by what science is capable of doing, both good and bad. The way the story was written as part biography and part science textbook was masterful!
Reading, listening and learning everyday
Rebecca Skloot did an amazing job telling Henrietta Lacks' story and the amazing story of her family. There's an element of justice that, in my opinion, still hasn't been satisfied.
Hope you write many more stories Ms. Skloot!
I was captivated by the story from start to finish. I feel I became a part of the story once Skloot brought us in deep for a closer look at what truly made Henrietta tick. her relationship with Deborah was touching and made for a bittersweet but honest ending. 2nd time reading this book.
Yes because I know I probably could learn even more.
Nothing has compared to this for me
it's more than just a boo about science and history. it's an incredible look at a family and specifically one woman's struggle to trust in a world where she has only known betrayal.
This book covers not only Henrietta and her cells, but a whole context of what medical research was like at the time, the effects it all had on her family, and the struggle to find out information and piece it all together.
This was a story of discovery, healing, and learning about the Lacks family and medical evolution. I'm from Baltimore, MD and I felt like I was in the same neighborhood as they reference locations and streets names. Also I have worked for Johns Hopkins Hospital and this was shocking but not surprising how they are able to do so many undisclosed testing and treatments on Africa American people.