What I’m Reading: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks


A fantastic and troubling story, told with passion and humanity.

I signed up for the book discussion, got the book and began to read. Unfortunately, I just don’t read fast enough to complete the reading assignments.  Also, I don’t have the necessary free time during the day to join the discussion. While the book study ended two weeks ago, I wasn’t able to finish the reading until yesterday.

My delay in completing the book is no reflection on the quality of the read.  The story is compelling.  The writing is heart-warming.  The facts of Henrietta’s life, death, and immortality are disturbing, fascinating and thought-provoking.

This is a book that I will readily share with others.