Natural Causes: Life, Death and the Illusion of Control

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Granta Publications, 12. apr. 2018

We tend to believe we have agency over our bodies, our minds and even our deaths. Yet emerging science challenges our assumptions of mastery: at the microscopic level, the cells in our bodies facilitate tumours and attack other cells, with life-threatening consequences.

In this revelatory book, Barbara Ehrenreich argues that our bodies are a battleground over which we have little control, and lays bare the cultural charades that shield us from this knowledge. Challenging everything we think we know about life and death, she also offers hope - that we find our place in a natural world teeming with animation and endless possibility.

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Umsögn notanda  - Susan.Macura -

There is one fact we all have in common - each of us is going to die no matter what we do to prevent it. The author takes this fact and runs with it. She believes, as I do, that too many of us are ... Read full review

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Umsögn notanda  - Tytania -

Some really great food for thought; sections where Ehrenreich shares her own perspective and personal experience are the best. She is well into her 70s, and has made the honorable and sane decision ... Read full review

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Barbara Ehrenreich is the author of fifteen books, including the bestselling Smile or Die and Nickel and Dimed. She has written for Time, Harper's, the New York Times Magazine and various British newspapers including The Times and the Guardian. She lives in Virginia, USA.

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