#70 — The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

  • Rating: 4/5
  • This book is beyond depressing; having worked at a research center, none of this is surprising
  • A mix of different narratives and perspectives are interwoven throughout: Henrietta and her family’s back story; the author’s interaction with the family and struggle to gain their trust, history/commentary on the evolution of bioethics and race relations. Ends with the struggles/issues that still continue