dsbs’s CBR III Review #7: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Thank you CBR for introducing me to this book. I don’t remember whose review it was, but thanks nonetheless.

Excerpt:

A lot of people have said that Rebecca Skloot was born to write this book. I can see what they mean. It is almost unbelievable to me, and singularly admirable, how much time and effort she has spent on researching, writing, and marketing – getting to know and gaining the trust of Lacks’ family, uncovering the history despite inaccuracies, sloppy reporting, old and faded memories and records – it’s no surprise it took her over 10 years to write it.

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