Thursday, December 16, 2010

Book Signing By Author Rebecca Skloot This Saturday

From Nicholas Taylor at Borders in Uptown:
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years.
The Immortal Life has been listed as a New York Times Notable Book of 2010, and also as one of the top 10 books of 2010 by Dwight Garner of the New York Times and the Washington Post named Rebecca Skloot as one of their Five Surprising Leaders of 2010. While The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks may be regarded as one of the finest reads of 2010 (it’s even being made into an HBO film by Oprah), Skloot herself shares an interesting story of persistence, compassion and dedication.
Pick up your copy at your local Borders in Uptown located at 4718 N Broadway and have it signed by author Rebecca Skloot this Saturday, 12/18/2010 at 2:30p.m.

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