Thanks to Blake from Portland OR a couple in front of me for doing my review. I seldom review books, however, this particular topic is one I'm quite familiar with and most aspects of it interest me. To say I'm "Pro Pot" would be quite the understatement.That said, as Blake notes so well, this book is one sided as to be uncomfortable, even to readers "on the same page" as it were. The petty name calling starts early but is overlooked in anticipation of a balance that never appears. I was distracted by the "Neener Neener" kindergarten feel after a while.There are some interesting facts and anecdotes to be sure. I learned quite a bit in reading this book. Still, I'm not sure I'd recommend it, which is a shame.....avoidable.
In agreement with other reviews, this is a very good read. A great attempt at addressing Cancer as the 800lb gorilla in the room without losing the layman reader in scientific jargon. It's a good overview of the path cancer science has taken - including more recent developments - and the human experience as seen through the eyes of patients, doctors, activists, politicians and corporations. I have to agree that this book is almost a mandatory read. The "that could be me" factor is ever present.
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