“[Siddhartha Mukherjee] has managed to balance such a vast amount of information with lively narratives, combining complicated science with moving human stories. Far from being intimidating, it’s a compelling, accessible book, packed full of facts and anecdotes that you know you will remember and which you immediately want to pass on to someone else.”
writes The Guardian, and I completely agree.
It was really interesting to read this biography of cancer, especially since the stuff I work on (cancer genomics) is only mentioned on the very last pages. There is so much more –science, money, politics– that I had never heard of before.
You can find the author read from his book on YouTube: