Wednesday, May 20, 2015

“Waiting On” Wednesday: Do No Harm

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pre-publication “can't-wait-to-read” selection is:

Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh

Synopsis from Goodreads:
With compassion and candor, leading neurosurgeon Henry Marsh reveals the fierce joy of operating, the profoundly moving triumphs, the harrowing disasters, the haunting regrets and the moments of black humor that characterize a brain surgeon's life. If you believe that brain surgery is a precise and exquisite craft, practiced by calm and detached surgeons, this gripping, brutally honest account will make you think again.

Longlisted for both the Guardian First Book Award and the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, Do No Harm ranks alongside the work of Atul Gawande, Jerome Groopman, and Oliver Sacks.

Publishing May 26, 2015 by Thomas Dunne Books.


Kay said...

I bet a brain surgeon would have a few stories to tell. Nice pick!

Unknown said...

Sounds interesting, hope you enjoy it!
I chose Off the Page by Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer.
Check out my WoW!