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Book Reviews

Book Reviews

[Book Review] Jacqueline H. Wolf, Ph.D.; The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Volume 66, Issue 1, 1 January 2011, Pages 139–141,

About the Author

About the Author

Bio>>Rebecca Skloot: Rebecca Skloot is the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Her award winning science writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine; O, The Oprah Magazine; Discover; and many other publications.

Rebecca Skloot - Photos

Rebecca Skloot - Wikipedia Rebecca Skloot (born 1972) is a freelance science writer who specializes in science and medicine. Her first book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2010), was one of the best-selling new books of 2010, staying on The New York Times Bestseller list for over 2 years and eventually reaching #1. 

Author Profile: Life Unending Gold S. Life Unending. Publishers Weekly [serial online]. November 9, 2009;256(45):21. Available from: Academic Search Premier, Ipswich, MA. Accessed August 27, 2017.


Rebecca Skloot on The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

'Immortal' Cells Of Henrietta Lacks Live On In Labs NPR interviews author Rebecca Skloot about her book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks on radio show Talk of the Nation.

PBS Interview Rebecca Skloot discusses The Immortal Life with Tavis Smiley and describes the reaction to her book, which remains on The New York Times best-seller list.

Selected Works Referenced in the Bibliography of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks