“These books by Gay, Riggs, and Viloria tell stories that should be heard, that lift up and give meaning to scientific facts of variable bodies, diseases, and genders — and how we respond to them.”

Thanks to Barbara J King and NPR for including Born Both in this review, described below. 🙂

“The pairing of memoir and science writing can be an excellent conduit for learning: What may strike a reader as somewhat abstract in science writing may become more real when encountered in a searing narrative of a person’s own highly specific experience.

Here’s a look at a trio of recent memoirs that involve three topics I’ve written about at 13.7 — fatness, cancer and gender (though really, gender is threaded through all three).”

Read full review here.

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