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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot
Staff Pick
This is an absolutely fascinating account of a line of cells that would proliferate to such a degree that they became immortal. Shaved from a tumor in a poor black woman in the 1950s, cultured without her knowledge, and grown to amazing proportions... (read more)

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The Permaculture Book of Ferment and Human Nutrition
The Permaculture Book of Ferment and Human Nutrition
by Bill Mollison
Staff Pick
During the many years it was out of print, The Permaculture Book of Ferment and Human Nutrition garnered something of a cult following, while high demand and limited availability drove its price into the hundreds. Thanks to the good folks at Tagari... (read more)

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Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
by Michael Moss
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Atlantic • The Huffington Post • Men’s Journal • MSN (U.K.) • Kirkus Reviews • Publishers Weekly #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Every year, the average American eats thirty-three... (read more)

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Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
by Andrew Solomon
Staff Pick
Andrew Solomon's gorgeous prose is always a pleasure, and this book, 10 years in the making, is his masterpiece. With empathy and grace, Far from the Tree explores the lives of people who are significantly different from their parents and often the rest... (read more)

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The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science (James H. Silberman Books)
The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science (James H. Silberman Books)
by Norman Doidge
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You can change your brain! Neuroplasticity is the new gospel for remapping your brain and making real changes to not only the way you think but how your brain is actually wired. Using this new science, medical conditions previously thought of as... (read more)

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Extreme Medicine: How Exploration Transformed Medicine in the Twentieth Century
Extreme Medicine: How Exploration Transformed Medicine in the Twentieth Century
by Kevin Fong
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"A medical thriller of the first order." Kirkus Reviews (starred)... (read more)

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Mountains beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World
Mountains beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World
by Tracy Kidder
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Beautifully told, and entirely inspiring, Mountains Beyond Mountains is an exceptional look at the heroic life of Dr. Paul Farmer. Providing health care for hundreds of thousands in a remote, impoverished region of Haiti, Farmer's incomparable dedication... (read more)

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Autobiography of a Face
Autobiography of a Face
by Lucy Grealy
Staff Pick
I read this during a formative period when I was not a teenager anymore but not quite an adult. It was perfect timing. All of my foibles and insecurities were obliterated with this poignant memoir of a girl who has a rare type of bone cancer in her jaw... (read more)

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The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic -- and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World
The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic -- and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World
by Steven Johnson
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In 1854, as a cholera epidemic ravaged London, prevailing wisdom blamed "miasma"; in other words, "bad air" was spreading the disease. One prominent physician disagreed. It was Dr. John Snow's work outside of the lab, however — his innovative mapmaking,... (read more)

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Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
by Mary Roach
Staff Pick
Following her usual template, Mary Roach finds a subject in the scientific community that is equal parts fascinating and scandalous, and writes an extensively researched and thoroughly amusing book about it. Beyond the initial titillation stemming from a... (read more)

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The Omnivore's Dilemma Young Readers Edition The Secrets Behind What You Eat
The Omnivore's Dilemma Young Readers Edition The Secrets Behind What You Eat
by Michael Pollan
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Have you ever wondered why Twinkies never go bad? Are you eating food, or are you eating "edible food-like substances"? This book will help you answer those questions, and help you eat and cook in ways that are healthier for your body and better for the... (read more)

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Natural Healing Wisdom and Know How: Useful Practices, Recipes, and Formulas for a Lifetime of Health
Natural Healing Wisdom and Know How: Useful Practices, Recipes, and Formulas for a Lifetime of Health
by Amy Rost
Staff Pick
This guide is so comprehensive, you'll never have to Google again. Covering everything from naturopathy and homeopathy to mind-body healing and cures for specific ailments, Natural Healing Wisdom and Know-How is a great reference for natural-healing... (read more)

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot
Staff Pick
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tells the tale of a woman whose cells were used — without her knowledge — in breakthrough medical research after her 1951 death. Skloot's moving story of faith, family, and science uses the past to teach us about... (read more)

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Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife
Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife
by Mary Roach
Staff Pick
In her remarkable debut, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, Mary Roach explored what happens to the body after death, and in the process brought the corpse to glittering life. In her follow up, she stakes out similar terrain. What happens to the... (read more)

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Trigger Point Therapy Workbook 2ND Edition
Trigger Point Therapy Workbook 2ND Edition
by Clair Davies
Staff Pick
If you suffer from chronic pain, you just might find relief with Clair Davies's Trigger Point Therapy Workbook. This self-treatment guide will show you how to treat your own trigger points, which are often a source of chronic pain. Illustrated with many... (read more)

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The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet
The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet
by Alicia Silverstone
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The Kind Diet is a fabulous introduction to the vegan lifestyle. Not only are Alicia Silverstone's vegan recipes delectable, but she teaches readers, with honesty and warmth, how to attain a new, healthier body. All without harming the planet — and, in... (read more)

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Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
by Mary Roach
Staff Pick
Following her usual template, Mary Roach finds a subject in the scientific community that is equal parts fascinating and scandalous, and writes an extensively researched and thoroughly amusing book about it. Beyond the initial titillation stemming from a... (read more)

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The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
by Michael Pollan
Staff Pick
True or false: One out of every four items for sale in the average American supermarket contains corn? (Think, think, think...) Believe it or not, it's true. If this unsettles you — or just plain doesn't make sense — pick up a copy of Michael Pollan... (read more)

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Great Sex for Hard Times
Great Sex for Hard Times
by Kim Switnicki
Staff Pick
Turn up your downward slump with Kim Switnicki, whose Great Sex for Hard Times offers very cheap methods to satisfy your tight budget. Sweet relief during our hard times.... (read more)

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50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food
50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food
by Susan Albers
Staff Pick
These pages contain 50 creative ideas that bring mindfulness back to your table. Susan Albers invites you to try out some of her techniques, including self-hypnosis, mindful worrying, and laughing yoga. Stop your mindless binging and engage with this... (read more)

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