One of the best audiobooks I've listened to so far
Nate Silver gives an advanced, yet comprehensible lesson in statistics using exciting real world examples of how statistics were used correctly or incorrectly in each case. Topics range from earth quakes to political elections, which he is most recenty famous for.
This book is a history of a whole branch of medicine that's intertwined with other disciplines as well as the lives of those unfortunate enough to be touched by cancer. The book reads like a mystery novel, starting with the first diagnosis of a seemingly uncurable and mysterious disease all the way to present day where cures for small subsets of different types of cancer slowly begin to appear. The book paves a path of hope for a future where we may one day see an end to this disease all together.
Even for someone like myself who has spent some time in the cancer field, the book can get pretty technical at times, but it answered many questions I've had about the disease in a very clear manner. Despite the sometimes technical nature of this book, the historical and personal anecdotes by the author make for a story that touches the deepest corners of the human experience.
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