It's the story of a woman who died in 1951, but it's her surviving cell line that has made her "immortal" and the source of endless — and history-making — medical research. Skloot's book brings that story for the first time to full light. Or haven't you heard?
An excerpt from The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is included in the February issue of O, the Oprah Magazine, and the book's spotlighted in the current issues of Wired and Popular Science.
For future references, according to an e-mail from the author, see Better Homes & Gardens, Discover, Essence, Huffington Post, Mother Jones, Nature, Science, Self, and Vogue. Watch too for reviews in The New York Times (for the time being, in the Times, go here) and Washington Post Book World.
But to keep up with Skloot on a day-to-day basis and while she's on a self-designed book tour through to June, go to the author's website. And to the author's blog. And to the author's Facebook page. And to the book's Facebook page.
And for extra added background to The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and to Rebecca Skloot herself, go to Memphis magazine.