Rachel M. Minkin

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Healing: When a Nurse Becomes a Patient

This moving and enlightening memoir is recommended for memoir readers and those interested in health care journeys and struggles.

The Invisible Kingdom: Reimagining Chronic Illness

This work may serve as an affirmation that people living with chronic illness are not alone. For those close to one with chronic illness or who would like to learn more, this firsthand account is both moving and educational.

52 Ways To Walk: The Surprising Science of Walking for Wellness and Joy, One Week at a Time

Recommended for walkers looking to add more variety to their routines, as well as readers looking for motivation to get outside and move.

Lifelines: A Doctor’s Journey in the Fight for Public Health

Wen’s book, combining memoir with a discussion of major public health initiatives, is a refreshing take on the topic, one that addresses racial disparities in health care and recenters the conversation on why society needs public health initiatives, not just an overview of what those initiatives might be. Recommended for readers interested in health policy.

Until Proven Safe: The History and Future of Quarantine

An informative account for readers interested in public health’s impact on historical and current practices in medicine and science.

Unwell Women: Misdiagnosis and Myth in a Man-Made World

An insightful account that is especially recommended for those interested in the history of medicine where it intersects with women's health, as well as readers interested in women's and gender studies.


The Comfort Crisis: Embrace Discomfort to Reclaim Your Wild, Happy, Healthy Self

Despite some flaws, this is an engaging read, recommended for those who enjoy outdoor writing, as well as for armchair (therefore very comfortable) critics of the modern lifestyle.

Hooked: Food, Free Will, and How the Food Giants Exploit Our Addictions

Similar to his previous book, the latest by Moss will draw in fans of investigative journalism, and all interested in learning more about the inner workings of the companies we support.

Medicare for All: A Citizen’s Guide

This practical account offers a straightforward rundown of suggestions and solutions for anyone wishing to learn more about public policy in the Unites States and why Medicare for All is such an important topic. It will especially pique the interest of anyone drawn to policy reform.


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