Nonfiction Round-Up (2/10/21)

A deeper look at the government’s relationship with healthcare + a candid account of living with chronic illness + a scientific breakthrough towards preventing disease + a compelling and scientific look at one of today’s most prevalent illnesses = this nonfiction round-up.

THE TEN YEAR WAR: Obamacare and the Unfinished Crusade for Universal Coverage by Jonathan Cohn

3 starred reviews!

HuffPost correspondent Cohn (SICK) delivers an engrossing behind-the-scenes account of the fight to pass the Affordable Care Act in 2010…This is a comprehensive and essential look at ‘arguably the most important and controversial piece of legislation in the last few decades.'”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“With writing that is lively, engaging, knowledgeable without being scholarly, detailed without being pedantic, Cohn is an exemplar of investigative, expository journalism at its best, and health care is a more urgent topic than ever as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.”–Booklist, starred review

“An extensive and definitive account of competing visions of American health care that will be of particular interest to readers curious about the process of creating policy and those interested in reform. Cohn’s accessible writing makes for an absorbing, fast-paced narrative.”–Library Journal, starred review

THE PROBLEM OF ALZHEIMER’S: How Science, Culture, and Politics Turned a Rare Disease into a Crisis and What We Can Do About It by Jason Karlawish

2 starred reviews!

“A lucid, opinionated history of the science, politics, and care involved in the fight against this century’s most problematic disease. An outstanding primer that readers should put into the hands of their doctors.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“A must-read on an important subject.”–Library Journal, starred review

WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU: A Life with Chronic Illness – Lessons from a Body in Revolt by Tessa Miller

“As more is learned about the long-term effects of COVID-19, health and science journalist Miller offers a timely description of the ramifications of a chronic illness…A clear, no-holds-barred account that will be useful both to those coming to grips with their own chronic illness and also to the people in their lives.”–Library Journal

THE GENOME ODYSSEY: Medical Mysteries and the Incredible Quest to Solve Them by Dr. Euan Angus Ashley

“An enthusiastic report on the state of the field of genomics…An excellent update on genomic medicine, which is finally bringing home the bacon.”–Kirkus Reviews

THE TEN YEAR WAR: Obamacare and the Unfinished Crusade for Universal Coverage by Jonathan Cohn; 9781250270931; available 2/23/21.
WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU: A Life with Chronic Illness – Lessons from a Body in Revolt by Tessa Miller; 9781250751454; available now.
THE GENOME ODYSSEY: Medical Mysteries and the Incredible Quest to Solve Them by Dr. Euan Angus Ashley; available 2/23/21.
PROBLEM OF ALZHEIMER’S: How Science, Culture, and Politics Turned a Rare Disease into a Crisis and What We Can Do About It by Jason Karlawish; 9781250218735; available 2/23/21.

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