Monday, December 12, 2011

Day 13-Read

What article or book changed your outlook on an issue or life?

One book that really got me thinking was The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. It was a stellar book that had me thinking about how your cells cease to be your property once they are removed and how one set of cells went on to help develop some of our modern medicines. Yet, as historical as the impact of these cells became famous among the medical community, the story of the woman and her life were insignificant and how her family fought to get her recognized.

It kept making me think that behind every new discovery or invention there is a person who has ups and downs and who thorough direct or indirect have altered our lives. And it made me want to learn their stories.

What did you read that was though provoking?


Jen said...

I've been meaning to read this book for awhile now as I've heard such great things about it. Hopefully I can get to it in 2012!

Morgan said...

This sounds like a book I really need to check out--sounds so interesting!

Thanks for posting about it (found you through WEverb)!

Kim said...

I've totally heard of this book. I'm glad to hear you liked it. I hadn't heard anyone who'd actually read it other than book reviews. I'm adding it to my list. Thanks.

Bella said...

This is just waiting for me on my Kindle. I need to find some time to read it, but I'm glad that you found it so intriguing.