Thoughts on: Educated by Tara Westover

A memoir. Likely one of the best I’ve read. —— Tara grew up in a pious Mormon family lead by a survivalist father with a fondness for conspiracy theories. His plan was to be fully self-reliant and “off the grid” before the End of Days, an event he was sure to be imminent. Tara’s storyContinue reading “Thoughts on: Educated by Tara Westover”

Thoughts on: “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot

HeLa cells was the first immortal cell line ever discovered. This mean that they can survive and multiply forever in labs given they are provided with cell culture. Without this amazing discovery modern medicine would look very different. —— HeLa stands for Henrietta Lacks. The name of the poor tobacco farmer from which the cellsContinue reading “Thoughts on: “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot”

Thoughts on: “Hillbilly Elegy” by J.D. Vance

I was not the only one that woke up confused with Donald Trump installed as president of the United States. ————————————————- This book has helped me understand how this could happen and why it came a such a surprise for a lot of people. ————————————————- The book is part memoir and part sociocultural analysis. J.Continue reading “Thoughts on: “Hillbilly Elegy” by J.D. Vance”