The story of Henrietta's death.
Henrietta was the best character because she was somewhat of a mystery.
No, it is quite a long listen, but it kept me interested throughout.
this book was a great mix of science and biography and i really enjoyed the second half of the book. i cant say the same for the first half because i found that it didnt catch my attentiond at all.
The honest telling of the story. The compelling and raw emotions that Henrietta endures throughout her illness and the strength she constantly displays as a mother.
The neverending determination of a daughter
Absolutely, loved their performance. It made the story flow
She lives forever
I loved this book. This is not a story. It is chronological facts, with a sad ending
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!
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.