Immagine dell'autore.

Rebecca Skloot

Autore di La vita immortale di Henrietta Lacks

7+ opere 14,983 membri 748 recensioni 8 preferito

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Fonte dell'immagine: © 2010 Larry D. Moore

Opere di Rebecca Skloot

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Best Food Writing 2005 (Best Food Writing) (2005) — Collaboratore — 100 copie
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks [2017 film] (2017) — Original book — 25 copie

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Informazioni generali

Nome canonico
Skloot, Rebecca
Data di nascita
1972-09-19
Sesso
female
Nazionalità
USA
Luogo di nascita
Springfield, Illinois
Luogo di residenza
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
New York, New York, USA
Portland, Oregon, USA
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Istruzione
University of Pittsburgh (MFA|2008)
Colorado State University (BS - Biological Sciences)
Attività lavorative
professor
science writer
journalist
Relazioni
Skloot, Floyd (father)
Organizzazioni
University of Memphis
National Book Critics Circle (vice president)
Popular Science
Breve biografia
Rebecca Skloot runs Culture Dish, her blog on science, life, and writing, which is hosted by Seed Magazine.

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This book was stupendous. Henrietta Lacks' story was both sad and angering. The treatment she underwent for her tumor seems barbaric now, though it was state of the art then. And it's hard not to see the researchers as callous, caring more about the tumor cells than the woman.

Rebecca Skloot spent many years writing this book, and the detail is wonderful. She paints a sympathetic picture of Henrietta's family and what they went through during Henrietta's life and after her death. She is unflinching in her descriptions of the hair-raising things that researchers did to other people in the name of science.

In the end there are no pat resolutions on the subject of medical ethics, tissue rights, etc. There is plenty of food for thought, though.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I'm glad my sister made me read it.
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Bookladycma | 742 altre recensioni | May 18, 2024 |
Well-spoken and a talent for piecing a story together for optimum comprehension, Rebecca Skloot does a remarkable job of immersing the reader in the fears and joys of Debra Lacks and her siblings, as she relates the story of their mother, Henrietta Lacks, who, in 1951, when dying of cancer--complicated by syphilis, provided the gift of her cancer cells, which have lived on to provide a window into the mysterious biological mechanisms of life itself. If you thought biology was a bit too cold and scientific a subject, devoid of villains or heroes, think again. Depending on where I was, I alternated formats on this book, reading it both as an e-book and an audio. Each has its special benefits. Cassandra Campbell is a fabulous reader, and you really don’t want to miss the concluding author interview on the audio, but the photos of the characters in the print version should not be missed either.
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TraSea | 742 altre recensioni | Apr 29, 2024 |
I was really moved by this story. I don't read much nonfiction, but am very glad I made time for this one. It's filled with important information about Henrietta, the cells that have done so much for science, and the wreckage and pain that is often left behind when a loved one is lost, particularly in difficult circumstances. I learned so much, but also found myself very involved in the Lacks family's struggle. It's sad, touching, and finally hopeful.
 
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rknickme | 742 altre recensioni | Mar 31, 2024 |
I waited about 2 years for this to become available at the library but was not disappointed.
A controversial subject dealt with in a thoughtful and balanced way
 
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cspiwak | 742 altre recensioni | Mar 6, 2024 |

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Opere
7
Opere correlate
2
Utenti
14,983
Popolarità
#1,530
Voto
4.2
Recensioni
748
ISBN
74
Lingue
13
Preferito da
8

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