I’m thrilled to say that Pandora’s DNA made the Guardian’s list of best popular medicine books of 2014. You can read the list here.
I had the pleasure of talking Pandora’s DNA on Late Night Health Radio with host Mark Allyn on December 6, 2014. You can listen at the link: http://www.latenighthealth.com/12-06-14.html
This morning, while I’m still in bed, and George is telling me about his silly dream, a nurse calls to tell me the results of my latest transvaginal ultrasound, a scan I take every six months to screen for ovarian
I wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post about how my mastectomy and reconstruction impacted my self-image and my sense of my own feminism. It’s titled, “Was my mastectomy a betrayal of feminism?” and it debuted on the front-page of the
On October 15, I had an incredibly fun time answering questions about breast cancer, mastectomy, cancer risk, and fashion as part of my Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Reddit, as part of my launch-day activities for Pandora’s DNA. Read the
I’m delighted that one of my favorite sites, Jezebel, has posted an excerpt from Pandora’s DNA, about the most death metal thing I’ve ever read–Frances Burney’s 1811 account of her mastectomy, in which a white handkerchief was her only anesthesia. The piece also
The New Republic has an excerpt from my chapter on surveillance posted, under the descriptive headline, “Life With the Breast Cancer Gene Is a Hellish Mix of Anxiety and Self-Doubt; I’m poked, prodded, felt up, and scanned—and don’t even know if it
Over at GreenMushroom1Up, a book blogger pursuing a PhD in the sciences calls Pandora’s DNA writes: “I found Stark’s voice very touching and honest. She had no problem sharing the fact that she was scared, angry and how her decisions were affecting
Visionlearning is a site which specializes in scientific learning and test-prep, has taken a look at Pandora’s DNA. Reviewer Heather Falconer, a former colleague of mine, calls the book “a must read for anyone interested in the history of medical research,
A few months back, photographer J.R. Blackwell took these shots in anticipation of my upcoming book tour. I highly recommend J.R., who was a pleasure to work with. You can click on them to download the high-res versions.