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Books From Our 2023 Health Speakers

The Aspen Ideas: Health team is proud to showcase the diverse writing of our 2023 speakers!

  • May 22nd 2023

From the story of patient advocates who revolutionized research on a rare disease to an exploration of the role of architecture in medicine and healing, you’ll want to add these "must-reads" from this year's Health speakers to your reading list. Select books will be highlighted in talks at the event and will be available at the campus bookstore. Additionally, be sure to check the agenda for authors who will be signing their books during “Wine and Sign” happy hours.

The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food, Dan Barber

Everything Happens for a Reason (And Other Lies I’ve Loved) and No Cure for Being Human: (And Other Truths I Need to Hear), Kate Bowler

She Persisted in Science: Brilliant Women Who Made a Difference, Chelsea Clinton

We the Scientists: How a Daring Team of Parents and Doctors Forged a New Path for Medicine, Amy Dockser Marcus

Chasing My Cure: A Doctor's Race to Turn Hope into Action, David Fajgenbaum

Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy, Julie Flygare

Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and Community, Born This Way Foundation (read by Cynthia Germanotta)

The Menopause Manifesto: Own Your Health with Facts and Feminism and The Vagina Bible, Jen Gunter

The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race, Walter Isaacson

Rough Sleepers: Dr. Jim O'Connell's Urgent Mission to Bring Healing to Homeless People, Tracy Kidder

Health Design Thinking: Creating Products and Services for Better Health, 2nd Edition, Bon Ku

Your Brain on Art: How the Arts Transform Us, Susan Magsamen and Ivy Ross 

The Architecture of Health: Hospital Design and the Construction of Dignity, Michael Murphy

Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World, Vivek Murthy

Stories from the Shadows: Reflections of a Street Doctor, Jim O'Connell

Life in Five Senses: How Exploring the Senses Got Me Out of My Head and Into the World, Gretchen Rubin

The Big Letdown: How Medicine, Big Business, and Feminism Undermine Breastfeeding, Kimberly Seals Aller

All Things Aside: Absolutely Correct Opinions, Iliza Shlesinger

Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response, Andy Slavitt

Dr. Disaster's Guide to Surviving Everything: Essential Advice for Any Situation Life Throws Your Way, John Torres

The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep is Broken and How to Fix It and The Rested Child: Why Your Tired, Wired, or Irritable Child May Have a Sleep Disorder--and How to Help, Chris Winter

Dynamic Pathways to Recovery from Alcohol Use Disorder, Katie Witkiewitz (ed.)

Super Senses: The Science of Your 32 Senses and How to Use Them, Emma Young

Roe: The History of a National Obsession, Mary Ziegler

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