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The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
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Jun 18, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: audible, audiobook, nonfiction, pulitzer, science, read-2012
Read from May 27 to June 15, 2012

Cancer sucks. This was such an amazing listen, but also very depressing. To know that we've been trying to "cure" cancer for hundreds of years but still aren't any closer is just devastating. Mukherjee takes you on quite a roller coaster of a trip as you follow patients (mainly Carla). There are dark moments throughout, with a few glimpses of hope, but overall...cancer just sucks.

(I really hate the tobacco industry...I mean, they KNEW and STILL KNOW that their products were/are killing people, but they still market them like crazy. Evil.)

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85.0% "The further into this I get, the less I understand. Science is tricky."
100.0% "Oh man...totally got all weepy at the end. Cancer sucks."
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