I’m delighted to say that the ALA (American Library Association) has named Pandora’s DNA a notable book of 2015, along with 25 other wonderful works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. You can check out the whole list on the ALA website.
Pandora’s DNA on Women’s Room Radio
Host Gina Lemanowicz of Rowan University’s Women’s Room radio program interviewed me about Pandora’s DNA on January 29, 2015. You can listen at the link: http://wgls.rowan.edu/episodes.php?feed=THE_WOMENS_ROOM
Real Steps to Survival
Seth Berkman of the Jewish Daily Forward has a nice interview with me about BRCA, larp, and Pandora’s DNA up. You can read it here.
Guardian’s Best Popular Medicine Books of 2014
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.
Pandora on Late Night Health Radio
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
Why Surveillance Sucks: Exhibit 17
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
My Mastectomy and Feminism in The Washington Post
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
AMA on Reddit
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
Pandora’s DNA Excerpt in Jezebel
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
Pandora’s DNA Excerpt in The New Republic
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