April 16, 2014

Ezekiel J. Emanuel spoke about his book, Reinventing American Health Care: How the Affordable Care Act Will Improve Our Terribly Complex, Blatantly Unjust, Outrageously Expensive, Grossly Inefficient, Error Prone System, at Politics & Prose on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

Starting with a history of how the American health care system achieved its current unwieldy shape, Dr. Emanuel, chair of the University of Pennsylvania’s department of medical ethics and health policy, shows how miraculous the passage of the Affordable Care Act was—similar pledges by presidents back to Teddy Roosevelt all came to nothing—and foresees ways the Act, too, is likely to be reformed in the future.

March 10, 2014

Nell Lake spoke about her book, The Caregivers: A Support Group's Stories of Slow Loss, Courage, and Love, at Politics & Prose on Monday, March 10, 2014.

As more and more people provide health care to aging and ill relatives, they can learn from and support each other. Lake, a journalist, went from observing meetings of caregivers at a Massachusetts hospital in 2010 to more active participation with the group. Focusing on several of its members, her book documents the challenges, rewards, and policy issues of late-life care-giving.

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$17.00
ISBN: 9781451674156
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Published: Scribner - April 14th, 2015

March 9, 2014

Madhulika Sikka spoke about her book, A Breast Cancer Alphabet, at Politics & Prose on Sunday, March 9, 2014.

Sikka’s A-to-Z primer to surviving breast cancer is both the informative guide of a veteran broadcast journalist and the personal account of a woman who has been diagnosed with this terrible illness. As inventive in form as it is reassuring in content, this lexicon takes readers through the disease’s toll on hair, dispels the myths of sickness as a journey, and faces the realities of days you feel ready to quit.

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$19.00
ISBN: 9780385348515
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Published: Crown - February 25th, 2014

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