This fascinating book about the history of cancer and the fight against it, won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction and rightfully so. It provides an extremely comprehensive overview of everything that is cancer. It is at times a bit of a slog for those of us who have no medical background, but ultimately it is well worth the read. I learned a lot about one of our biggest enemies. Check out Mukherjee’s resume: Rhodes Scholar, graduate of Stanford University, University of Oxford and Harvard Medical School, Assistant Professor at Columbia University and cancer physician at Columbia University Medical Center. Not exactly a slouch, is he? If I get sick, I think I’d like him as my doctor, please.