Jun 24, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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"Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew." ~ Amazon
We'll eat and have social time from 6-7:30pm, as usual, then start the book discussion. Davanni's has allowed us to reserve their party room for free; however, they do require a $5 minimum purchase of food and/or beverage per person to use that space. Please comply so we'll be allowed to return. See you there!
Just a reminder that there is no obligation to attend this or the other MNA book clubs on a regular basis. As the host, I do reserve the right to choose the books and to run the book club as I see fit; however, this may not be a good fit for you. If you're interested in starting your own book club, feel free to talk to me or one of the other organizers about how to get started. Happy reading!
July: Zealot by Reza Aslan
August: The Men Who Stare at Goats by Jon Ronson
September: Longitude : the true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time / Dava Sobel.
October: Them: Adventures with Extremists by Jon Ronson
November: Humiliation / Wayne Koestenbaum.