“I often have to cut into the brain and it is something I hate doing.”
So begins neurosurgeon Henry Marsh‘s internationally bestselling memoir, DO NO HARM, revealing the fierce joy of operating, the profoundly moving triumphs, the harrowing disasters, the haunting regrets and the moments of black humor that characterize a brain surgeon’s life.
A Financial Times and Economist Best Book of the Year, DO NO HARM was shortlisted for both the Guardian First Book Award and the Costa Book Award and longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, ranking alongside the work of Atul Gawande, Jerome Groopman, and Oliver Sacks.
This gripping, brutally honest account has already received THREE starred reviews:
“One of the best books ever about a life in medicine, DO NO HARM boldly and gracefully exposes the vulnerability and painful privilege of being a physician.”
— Booklist, starred review
“Beautifully written and deeply moving—one of the best physician memoirs in recent memory.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Marsh’s remarkable, unblinking honesty shines through in each of the starkly different cases he describes… This thoughtful doctor provides a highly personal and fascinating look inside the elite world of neurosurgery, appraising both its amazing successes as well as its sobering failures.”
— Publishers Weekly, starred review
DO NO HARM will be available from Thomas Dunne Books on May 26, 2015.