We invite you to read the book (or start with the excerpts linked below), and join the conversation! You can start by leaving a comment on this post with your general impressions of the book, based on your reading of the excerpts or the book so far.
Over the next few weeks, we’d like to invite you to:
- Read the Book — students, faculty and staff can purchase it from the UT Health Science Center bookstore for 25% off the cover price when you show your ID, or you can borrow it from the UT Health Science Center Libraries (call number QU 300 S628i 2010).
- Join the Conversation — at one of the scheduled discussion group events, or online at this blog over the next few weeks.
- Hear the Author — at the Frank Bryant Jr., M.D. Memorial Lecture, hosted by the UT Health Science Center’s Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, on October 15, 2010 from 12:30 – 1:30.
If you haven’t started the book yet, I’d invite you to read one of the following excerpts to learn more about the book’s topic and get a sense for the author’s style:
- A brief 500-word excerpt on Rebecca Skloot’s own site, or
- A more extensive 5000-word excerpt which appeared in the February 2010 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
If you’ve read the excerpts above or started the book, what are your impressions so far? Please leave your comments on this post to let us know what you think.
Then come back to this blog over the next few weeks to continue the discussion with fellow readers, and consider more discussion topics.