Friday, April 29, 2016

Black Man in a White Coat (2015)

by Damon Tweedy

"On one level the book is a straightforward memoir; on another it’s a thoughtful, painfully honest, multi-angled, constant self-interrogation about himself and about the health implications of being black in a country where blacks are more likely than other groups to suffer from, for instance, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, kidney failure and cancer. “Being black can be bad for your health,” he says."

DJE: This is a delightful book that has memorable anecdotes and teaching points.  If you are not convinced, see Sarah Lyell's review in the NY Times.