Interesting story about cell research but also the family and person behind this remarkable scientific advancement. The author told the story in away the common person could understand, without a medical degree.
amazingly written book about an even more amazing story.
Rebecca was able to articulate in such a way I felt like I was there with them. Felt the pain of the Laxx family felt and also the importance Henrietta has contributed too society.
Also, very thorough investigative research, Rebecca. thank you for not rushing to make a quick buck.
This can tend to be science heavy but the narrative portions are what I really connected with. I really enjoyed it
I'm not going to lie. Science isn't usually my thing. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate medical advances, technology and all my handy gadgets....but I'm happy to leave the discoveries to other people. This book, however, was such a fantastic mixture of storytelling and fun facts that I couldn't read it fast enough. The whole thing is fascinating, sad and hopeful. I highly recommend this book, even for those who might not be completely into the study of medical science.
Oh man, I didn't expect the ending at all. Geeesh! I'm very happy to hear that the Lacks grandchildren are now taking it into their own hands to learn more about gene/cell studies.
The world will never be the same because of Henrietta Lacks "HeLa" cells! The world is a better place because Deborah helped it to realize what is important! This is a must read...and definitely a must remember always and forever! Thanks Rebecca Skoot you have done a great work!
Dr. Melva Dorsey
Once again I am shocked at human treatment of others. Henrietta should have received better care for her cancer. The Lacks family should have been compensated for the injustice or at least got permission and. an explanation of what was being done with her cells, and the impact they would have on humanity. I pray she is at peace.
The best audio book I've ever heard.
The daughter of Henrietta Lacks, Deborah is broken, tragic, and fearless. Funny and intelligent, it is her desire to know more about her mother that fuels the passion in this story.
Learning who Henrietta Lacks was. Hearing the stories of her youth.
Yes! Learning how the family was treated, the history of medicine and the black community, and why her cells are so important was fascinating and life changing.
This book will change your life. Get it. Listen to it. Enjoy it. And think about it.