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    Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science by Atul Gawande: In gripping accounts of true cases, surgeon Atul Gawande explores the power and the limits of medicine, offering an unflinching view from the scalpel’s edge. Complications lays bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is—uncertain, perplexing, and profoundly human.

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Atul Gawande's Better. The book that started it all for me. Surgery + Innovating the Field of Healthcare. YAY. Exciting.

this book. my mom used to read it to me all the time and SHE would start crying. the memory alone makes me tear up.

Reading this now and it's really interesting and a quick read. Reminds me of Malcolm Gladwell

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Just Mercy -- " you hear this tape where the witness is saying, "You want me to frame an innocent man for murder? I don't feel right about that." The police officer is saying, "Well, if you don't do it, we're going to put you on death row, too."

yup, someday my home will be beautifully decorated, and i'll do it with the help of this book.

“Things are never as bad as they seem.” ― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

A Memoir by Jeanette Walls based on the dysfunctional life she had growing up... pretty amazing the things she overcame.

This was a great read, and the blog has good recipes. About a girl living in NYC who doesn't eat out for two years.

JOY, GUILT, ANGER, LOVE by Giovanni Frazzetto -- Is science ever enough to explain why we feel the way we feel?

I love Valerie Frankel! This is a fantastic book! I highly recommend reading her and start with this book!