May 11, 07
scientists, moms, people who can get over the cheesey art
read count: 3
Ignore the incredibly cheesey cover. Clear-eyed and hard-nosed, Steingraber is a scientist first. She asks scary and difficult questions and follows them to their (nicely documented) sources.
The author does write beautifullly, and as her personal story of cancer and pregnancy unfolds, I felt connected to her struggle to "keep the faith" in the world, in the future, and in her ability to bring a child safely through it all. I'm just really sure that the cover and the title are stopping smart moms from reading this thing.