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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays: The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee


Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading

Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee p. 324

"Juxtaposed against Bezwoda's phenomenal results, Fox's agonizing struggle and untimely death seemed an even more egregious outcome. Convinced that the delayed transplant - not cancer - had hastened his sister's demise, Hiepler broadened his claims against Health Net and vigorously pushed for a court trial."

Nelene Fox died of cancer, after her HMO refused to pay for a bone marrow transplant. She raised the money on her own, but the procedure failed. Her brother then sued her HMO over her death, to force change and allow coverage for more aggressive treatments.

8 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

This one is worth checking!

Here is my Teaser Tuesday: The Elephant Tree by RD Ronald

Jessica @ Laugh Love Write said...

It sounds like a good. Might hit a little too close to home with me though. Cancer is a horrible thing, to be sure.
My Teaser is a little different.

Jessica @ Laugh Love Write

Kristin said...

Sounds like an intense read.

My teaser can be found here.

Joanna said...

Definitely a worthwhile book to choose about a topic that needs to be discussed.

My teaser http://www.ephemeraldigest.co.uk/2011/02/tuesday-teaser-the-wise-heart/

Bev Hankins said...

Very intense...but it sounds like it's a good one about someone fighting the good fight against the HMOs.

Here's my TT: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/02/teaser-tuesdays_08.html

Phyl said...

And of course, reading this from Canada, I want to cheer madly for her brother, and grieve that there's probably no way the American "health" care system will ever change. It makes me kiss the Canadian ground I walk on, that's for sure.

Very good, thoughtful, and moving teaser.

Mine seems kind of mundane by comparison. :-) But nevertheless, it's over at Bookishgal.

Lori said...

I hope you are enjoying your book. Here is my Teaser for Tuesday.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Great teaser...thanks for sharing.

Here's my TEASER TUESDAYS