(Audio)Book Talk: BORN WITH TEETH by Kate Mulgrew, read by the author

(Audio)Book Talk: BORN WITH TEETH by Kate Mulgrew, read by the author

Born With Teeth: A Memoir Kate Mulgrew Audiobook read by the author Little, Brown and Company (April 14, 2015), Hardcover (ISBN 0316334316 / 9780316334310) Nonfiction: memoir, 320 pages Source: Purchased audiobook (Hachette Audio, April 2015, ISBN 9781478903277; Audible ASIN B00U1OQ8YW) —————————————————————————————————————–   Kate Mulgrew’s first ambition was to be a poet. When she was selected to recite some pieces in a school program, her mother suggested learning one well-known poem and including that with the […]

A Reader’s Journal: BEING MORTAL, by Atul Gawande

A Reader’s Journal: BEING MORTAL, by Atul Gawande

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End Atul Gawande (Facebook) (Twitter) Audiobook read by Robert Petkoff Metropolitan Books (2014), Hardcover (ISBN 0805095152 / 9780805095159) Nonfiction, 304 pages Source: Purchased audiobook (Macmillan Audio, October 2014, ISBN 9781427244246; Audible ASIN B00NPAJ32S) My father just turned 86 years old. My mother-in-law will be 77 this summer. Both have outlived spouses after decades-long marriages. Both are still able to live on their own, both still work part-time, […]

A Reader’s Journal: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES: A BIOGRAPHY OF CANCER, by Siddhartha Mukherjee

A Reader’s Journal: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES: A BIOGRAPHY OF CANCER, by Siddhartha Mukherjee

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., Ph.D. Audiobook read by Stephen Hoye Scribner (2011), Trade paper (ISBN 1439170916 / 9781439170915) Nonfiction: science/medicine, 608 pages Source: Purchased audiobook (Tantor Media, November 2010; Audible ASIN B004CJR4L8)   A PBS documentary based on the book was released March 30, 2015 ——————————————————————————————————————– In January of this year, my husband Paul was diagnosed with a melanoma. The growth was surgically removed and biopsied, as was […]