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The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism

by Naoki Higashida, Ka Yoshida & David Mitchell

“One of the most remarkable books I’ve ever read. It’s truly moving, eye-opening, incredibly vivid.”—Jon Stewart, The Daily Show

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY

NPR • The Wall Street Journal...


Monologues of a Pediatric Surgeon

by Alberto Pena

"Monologues of a Pediatric Surgeon, is an illuminating account of a preeminent pediatric surgeon's perseverance and persistence in challenging dogma. The medical student will be moved to switch from medicine...


Never Suck A Dead Man's Hand:

by Dana Kollmann

"Informative, witty...Kollmann delivers terse commentary and gory detail while puncturing common misconceptions about forensics." --Booklist

Step past the flashing lights into the true scene of the crime with...


Cambodia Calling: A Memoir from the Frontlines of Humanitarian Aid

by Richard Heinzl

"What’s the matter? A mine? Some kid step on a mine? A blessure?"

"No. Not a mine."

We walk in and there’s a mother standing by her child. It’s a little girl. She’s a very beautiful girl with straight...


Chocolate & Vicodin: My Quest for Relief from the Headache that Wouldn't Go Away

by Jennette Fulda

The humorous and touching memoir of a woman who’s been seeking relief from a headache for more than two years.

Jennette Fulda was riding high on the success of her first book, Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir...


Happy: A Memoir

by Alex Lemon

His freshman year of college, Alex Lemon was supposed to be the star catcher on the Macalester College baseball team. He was the boy getting every girl, the hard-partying kid everyone called Happy. In the spring...


MedHead: My Knock-down, Drag-out, Drugged-up Battle with My Brain

by James Patterson

Cory Friedman woke up one morning when he was five years old with the uncontrollable urge to twitch his neck. From that day forward his life became a hell of irrepressible tics and involuntary utterances, and...


Ask Me Why I Hurt: The Kids Nobody Wants and the Doctor Who Heals Them

by Randy Md Christensen

The unforgettable inspiring memoir of one extraordinary doctor who is saving lives in a most unconventional way Ask Me Why I Hurt is the touching and revealing first-person account of the remarkable work of...


Mom's Marijuana: Life, Love, and Beating the Odds

by Dan Shapiro

A young man battles Hodgkin's disease and survives--with more than a little help from his Mom--in this wry and uplifting memoir about life, love, and beating the odds.

When Dan Shapiro's decidely anti-drug mom...


When A Loved One Falls Ill:

by Gerri Monaghan & Brian Monaghan

The much-needed book for anyone with a loved one facing a serious illness. It is the book that's a bible for how to make the potentially life-or-death decisions that every medical advocate, and every patient,...


What I Learned When I Almost Died: How a Maniac TV Producer Put Down His BlackBerry and Started to Live His Life

by Chris Licht

What do you learn when your brain goes pop?

Chris Licht had always been ambitious. When he was only nine years old, he tracked down an NBC correspondent while on vacation to solicit advice for a career in television....


No Ordinary Heroes:

by Diana Gallagher

"You Will Feel The Heat From This Gripping Tale From Ground Zero At Katrina." --Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.

On the night of August 27, 2005, Dr. Demaree Inglese was one of many New Orleans residents convinced that approaching...


Lucille Teasdale

by Deborah Cowley

Through 35 years of civil war and epidemics, Canadians Lucille Teasdale and her husband treated diseases such as malaria, TB, and AIDS in northern Uganda.


The Scalpel, the Sword: The Story of Doctor Norman Bethune

by Ted Allan, Julie Allan & Norman Bethune Allan

The Scalpel, the Sword celebrates the turbulent career of Dr. Norman Bethune (1890-1939), a brilliant surgeon, campaigner for socialized medicine, and communist.


The Dressing Station: A Surgeon's Chronicle of War and Medicine

by Jonathan Kaplan

The Dressing Station is a searing portrait of devastation on the battlefield that "illuminates the consequences of war and the ambiguities of relief work at a time when these issues couldn't matter more." (Caroline...


Diary

by Richard Selzer

Susan Cheever observed in a New York Times Book Review appraisal of his memoir Down from Troy that Richard Selzer "cares more about truth than consequences . . . [and] immerses us in the facts we all know but...


Cheating Destiny: Living with Diabetes

by James S. Hirsch

A candid, provocative, and moving account of one of America’s fastest-growing health issues

If you or someone you love has diabetes, you are not alone — more than twenty million Americans now live with the...


County: Life, Death and Politics at Chicago's Public Hospital

by David A. Ansell & Quentin Young

The amazing tale of “County” is the story of one of America’s oldest and most unusual urban hospitals. From its inception as a “poor house” dispensing free medical care to indigents, Chicago’s Cook...


The Gift of Life: The Reality Behind Donor Organ Retrieval

by Traci Graf

"Organ transplants are a very controversial and unique area of medicine. Those of us who work as Transplant Coordinators were frequently referred to by hospital staff as 'organ vultures' behind our backs, but...


Out Came the Sun: One Family's Triumph over a Rare Genetic Syndrome

by Judith Scott

Six years into their marriage, Judith Scott and her husband Greg decided to take the next step in becoming a family: having a child. At first unsuccessful, they are blessed with the birth of a beautiful girl,...