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The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
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really liked it
bookshelves: audible, audiobook, nonfiction, pulitzer, science, read-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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Reading Progress

May 27, 2012 – Started Reading
May 27, 2012 – Shelved as: audiobook
May 27, 2012 – Shelved as: audible
May 27, 2012 – Shelved
June 1, 2012 – Shelved as: nonfiction
June 1, 2012 – Shelved as: pulitzer
June 1, 2012 – Shelved as: science
June 5, 2012 –
June 12, 2012 –
June 14, 2012 –
85.0% "The further into this I get, the less I understand. Science is tricky."
June 15, 2012 –
100.0% "Oh man...totally got all weepy at the end. Cancer sucks."
June 15, 2012 – Finished Reading
June 18, 2012 – Shelved as: read-2012

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