Monday, October 8, 2018

Rose Byrne’s 10 favorite books

Rose Byrne is an Australian actor. Her new movie is Juliet, Naked, adapted from the Nick Hornby novel. One of her ten favorite books, as shared at
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The rarest of books about the experience of a science writer uncovering and investigating a cell line that changed the world, all while being thrown into a transformative journey of discovering race and racism in America, the culture of African-Americans in the USA, and the painful reality of loss and family. A truly remarkable read — and I failed at science. Fascinating and phenomenal, heartbreaking and utterly compelling.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is among Adam Kay's five top medical books and Austin Duffy's top ten books about cancer.

--Marshal Zeringue