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Pert is a very intelligent scientist who deserves much recognition for all her work ...
on February 21, 2016
I'm only about 2/3s the way through this book, so I will publish another review if my opinion changes, but so far it's been a bit disappointing. Pert is a very intelligent scientist who deserves much recognition for all her work discovering peptides and their relationship to our over-all emotional health. Although she is an amazing and inspiring scientist, she is not such a great writer. I love reading and I was a biology major, so I am enthralled by her work, but even I am having some difficulty getting through this book. The story line is sometimes confusing, and it seems she is spending too much time going through petty controversies she has with her co-workers rather than focusing on her scientific findings. I empathize with her and think a book exposing the bigotry of our patriarchial scientific community would be great, but I think it would be better to make that a completely separate book, and focus more on what this one is titled: the relationship between our emotions and molecular health. Overall, a good read, but you need to have a background in biology to understand what she's talking about.