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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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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ISBN: 9780385348515
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Crown - February 25th, 2014

A BIG FAT CRISIS by Deborah Cohen

January 24, 2014

Deborah Cohen spoke about her book, A Big Fat Crisis: The Hidden Forces Behind the Obesity Epidemic--And How We Can End It, at Politics & Prose on Friday, January 24, 2014.

Obesity is the public health crisis of the twenty-first century. Over 150 million Americans are overweight or obese, and across the globe an estimated 1.5 billion are affected. In A Big Fat Crisis, Dr. Deborah A. Cohen has created a major new work that will transform the conversation surrounding the modern weight crisis. Based on her own extensive research, as well as the latest insights from behavioral economics and cognitive science, Cohen reveals what drives the obesity epidemic and how we, as a nation, can overcome it.