Selin is a recent graduate of Middlebury College, working at VBS part-time while studying for the MCAT.
After reading the first few pages of this book I knew I would be sad to finish it. Sarah Ruhl's prose beautifully ties together the complications of her pregnancy with her reflection on the (un)importance of physical imperfections. I recommend this book to anyone who is in need of a reason to smile for themselves, rather than for others.
This is one of the most moving books I have ever read. O'Brien beautifully connects the anecdotes of Vietnam War veterans to demonstrate the multidimensional burden each soldier carries both during and after the war. This book will stay with you for the rest of your life and is well worth the read.
Every person who needs to strengthen their cross-cultural competence should read this book. So everyone should read this book -- especially healthcare providers. Fadiman will bring you to the site of collision between Hmong and American medical practices and make you keep turning the pages to see if Lia, a six-year-old Lao child with epilepsy, survives amongst the language and cultural barriers that directly impact her diagnosis, prognosis, and adherence to treatment in Merced, California. If you are picking up this book, I envy you because I wish I could read it again for the first time.
Doyle's vulnerability and confidence seep through her pages, leaving you wishing you could talk to her in person. Through her own story and struggles, she explains how society's definition of how a woman should go about her life is one we must realize, confront, and break through honest reflection and building of self-confidence. I'll leave you with my favorite quote from this book: "I thought to myself, 'Maybe in another life', as if I had more than one."
My friends and I make Tieghan's dishes weekly using ingredients from Hannafords - super easy and SO tasty. She covers everything from Balsamic Peach and Brie Tarts to Spinach and Artichoke Mac 'n Cheese to Peach Rose Sangria. Take this home if you want to impress yourself or your loved ones with delicious, high-end tasting food made with simple ingredients in the comfort of your own home.
"Why aren't you drinking?" is what I'm always asked when I go out to dinner with friends on a weekend. If I do order a drink, I'm never asked "Why are you drinking?" This realization made me think about why my chosen sobriety on a given night is questioned, but consuming a substance that can make my next day burdened with headaches, fatigue, and anxiety is socially encouraged and at times feels expected. Warrington's relatable anecdotes made me feel like we were having a conversation and I finished the book feeling both empowered and wiser.
Massachusetts General Hospital's writer-in-residence Suzanne Koven writes a phenomenally honest book that made me feel empowered and ready to fight against imposter syndrome that wreaks havoc on many young female scientists today, including myself. Koven's words instilled confidence in me, and I know they will do the same for you.
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