'It's a harrowing story and Rebecca Skloot tells it well.' --Sunday Telegraph Paperback Pick
'An extraordinary mix of memoir and science reveals the story of how one woman's cells have saved countless lives.'
'extraordinary . . . This haunting account of [Henrietta Lacks'] and her family's treatment unearths appalling racism and injustice beneath the beauty and drama of scientific discovery.' --Guardian
`Compelling story of the unsung woman whose cells have been used in dozens of medical breakthroughs.'
About the Author
REBECCA SKLOOT is an award-winning science writer whose articles have appeared in the New York Times Magazine and O, the Oprah Magazine, among others. She has worked as a correspondent for NPR’s RadioLab and PBS’s Nova ScienceNOW, and blogs about science, life, and writing at Culture Dish, hosted by Seed magazine. She also teaches creative nonfiction at the University of Memphis. Visit her website at rebeccaskloot.com.