Author: Jonathan Eig
Rating: 4 Stars
Review By: Shana
Eig does an admirable job blending medical, social, and political history in telling the story of how the birth control pill came about. The impact this medication had on culture is hard to overestimate, and its intertwining with sexual freedom, population control, women's liberation and equality, and the pharmaceutical industry is fascinating.
He concentrates on the history and makes the scientific and medical information generally approachable for the lay reader. Recommended with one caveat – for audiobook listeners, the narrator can be hard to take and I found myself listening to the bulk of the book at 1.25 and 1.50 speed to make it bearable.
My love of reading was sparked in 3rd grade by the promise of personal pan pizzas via the BOOK IT! Program. Hmmmm... any chance that someone might give adults free food for reading? Asking for a friend...