Booklist explores public and private well-being in their Top 10 Health and Wellness books of the past year, including 3 Macmillan titles!
ELDERHOOD: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life by Louise Aronson
As revelatory as Atul Gawande’s BEING MORTAL, physician and award-winning author Louise Aronson’s ELDERHOOD is an essential, empathetic look at a vital but often disparaged stage of life.
From the New York Times bestselling author of UNACCOUNTABLE comes an eye-opening, urgent look at America’s broken health care system–and the people who are saving it.
THE UNDYING: Pain, vulnerability, mortality, medicine, art, time, dreams, data, exhaustion, cancer, and care by Anne Boyer
A week after her forty-first birthday, the acclaimed poet Anne Boyer was diagnosed with highly aggressive triple-negative breast cancer. For a single mother living paycheck to paycheck who had always been the caregiver rather than the one needing care, the catastrophic illness was both a crisis and an initiation into new ideas about mortality and the gendered politics of illness.