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Review: Holding Up the Universe

Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven My rating: 4 of 5 stars "Dear Reader: You are wanted. You are necessary. You are loved." This appears on the first page of the book and is the first line of a letter written to the reader by the author.When I read it, and the content of the letter to follow, I knew that this was a book I would love. And

2017-07-08T18:28:18+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Book Review, Fiction, Sociology, Young Adult|Comments Off on Review: Holding Up the Universe

Review: When Breath Becomes Air

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi My rating: 4 of 5 stars A fascinating peek into the mind and everyday life of a young resident neurosurgeon (e.g., daily activities, life priorities, view of patients, how treatment decisions are made, and a glimpse into brain surgery) married with the rare perspective of this same individual facing death from cancer. A conundrum. The perspective is both clinical and emotional. View all

2017-07-08T11:03:46+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Autobiography, Book Review, Medicine, Sociology|Comments Off on Review: When Breath Becomes Air