Join CHF's Book Club!
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For the past year, CHF staff have gathered for a monthly book club featuring some of our favorite chemistry-related works. They've covered a range of topics, from cancer to cadavers to murder. The only requirement? No dry textbooks allowed. We prefer our selections to be pleasure reads that are quietly—though sometimes hilariously—informative.
On August 25, we will reconvene to review The Best American Science Writing 2010, edited by Jerome Groopman. (Not to be confused with the similarly titled Best American Science and Nature Writing.) We decided the book's essay format will be perfect for those of us who seem to be constantly on the go at this time of year, often with only short pockets of time during which to curl up with a book.
This month we'd like to extend membership in our book club to you. Pick up a copy of the essay collection and share your thoughts and questions in the comment section below. And check back on August 26, when we’ll post our own impressions.
Jennifer Dionisio is a program associate in CHF’s Roy Eddleman Institute and the executive producer of Distillations.
Summer Reading [Periodic Tabloid]
The Chemistry of Texts [Distillations]