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Book Review 09: The End of Illness by David B. Agus, M.D.

Book Review 09: The End of Illness by David B. Agus, M.D.

      About once or twice a year, I read a non-fiction book. I should probably read more non-fiction as a way of continuing my education, but I really struggle with non-fiction books because they are usually these academically dense works that make my head hurt. I spend most of my days organizing people and projects and finding solutions to problems. The last thing I want to do over lunch or at night when I get home is jump in bed with a book that makes me think and worry more. A couple of years ago, when The End of Illness was released, I saw Dr. Agus on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He seemed like a pretty easy-going guy, and easy to understand despite being a doctor. Plus the topic about how to end illness is quite fascinating. I added The End of Illness to my to-read list. After receiving my holiday boon of book store gift cards, I found a copy of The End of Illness on clearance at the local Barnes and Noble. The End of Illness is a fairly accessible book about some of the progresses that have been made in medical research that […]

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