The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Partial book review

It is my goal this year to read a book a month. Up this month is the Pulitzer prize winning: Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee, an Indian born, Harvard Medical School educated, oncologist and writer.

The treatise is, like all Pulitzer prize winning non-fiction, an enlightening read, ripe with first-hand journalism from the annals of history, bound tight in the pages of a delightful book that you do not want to put down. 

This journey is about the breakthroughs that medical soldiers at the forefront of the war on cancer have made in the last century. It is a journey that follows the vicissitudes of iconoclasts and outcasts like chemotherapist Sidney Faber and drug-addled surgeons like Steward Halsted.

If you, like me, await in anticipation for the 2016 Pulitzer winners, head to: http://www.pulitzer.org/prize-winners-by-year/2016