In 2014, Seth recommended "On Immunity" by Eula Bliss and said...
An even-handed meditation on why people believe what they believe, even in the face of overwhelming evidence, this book is almost literary at times.
Seth also recommended the book again in 2015 and said:
If you're curious as to why a few parents are endangering their children and their community by failing to vaccinate their kids, Eula Bliss' even-handed On Immunity will gently and clearly help you understand the deep cultural and psychological stakes.
Seth recommended the book again in 2017 and said:
"A bad decision feels good in the short run, the heartfelt decision of someone who means well. But there's a gap when we get to the long run.
Eula Biss has written a beautiful, honest book about this gap. About how we can fall into the trap of being well-meaning, emotional and loud in the short run, but how the truth of time changes the way we see things."
What others thought about "On Immunity"
3.9 rating based on 11,395 ratings (all editions)
Upon becoming a new mother, Eula Biss addresses a chronic condition of fear--fear of the government, the medical establishment, and what is in your child's air, food, mattress, medicine, and vaccines. She finds that you cannot immunize your child, or yourself, from the world.
In this bold, fascinating book, Biss investigates the metaphors and myths surrounding our conception of immunity and its implications for the individual and the social body. As she hears more and more fears about vaccines, Biss researches what they mean for her own child, her immediate community, America, and the world, both historically and in the present moment. She extends a conversation with other mothers to meditations on Voltaire's Candide, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, Susan Sontag's AIDS and Its Metaphors, and beyond.
On Immunity is a moving account of how we are all interconnected-our bodies and our fates.
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