Our interview with Florence Williams was two-of-a-kind. We heard about her new book, Breasts: a natural and unnatural history. Missed it? Bounce on over to our website to download the podcast here: http://ladybrain.libsyn.com/lady-brain-6-9-12-hour-1, or find it on iTunes or Stitcher Radio. More at http://www.theladybrainshow.com.

"What is the Connection Between Household Products and Breast Cancer" chart via The Breast Cancer Fund. #cancer #breastcancer

Pink Ribbons Inc: Breast Cancer and the Politics of Philanthropy, by Samantha King

Steven Johnson, Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation, designer TK

The Last Brother, by Nathacha Appanah. Designer credit to come.

Three books by Christian fiction authors about breast cancer

An incredible book for women with breast cancer...written by a friend who survived and flourished.

A History of Future Cities — Jacket design by Ben Wiseman

Think I might have just found my new favourite Pelican cover. What Happened in History, by Gordon Childe.


Female authors have had to use pen names for hundreds of years -- but why? To be taken "seriously."

The History of Love

In a landmark investigation that’s been compared to Silent Spring, two veteran journalists definitively show how, why, and where industrial toxins are causing rates of birth defects, asthma, cancer, and other serious illnesses to soar in children.

Solzhenitsyn, Cancer Ward. penguin

Cover design by David Gentleman.

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

The Feisty Woman's Breast Cancer Book by Elaine Ratner

The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff. An eye-opening read about the Mormon Church and the history of polygomy. It was a little dry at times but overall pretty fascinating.

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America - easily one of my favorite historical nonfiction books. Amazing details and utterly absorbng.

The Book of Trees, data viz expert Manuel Lima examines the more than eight hundred year history of the tree diagram, from its roots in the illuminated manuscripts of medieval monasteries to its current resurgence as an elegant means of visualization.