I mentioned to the Professor that it looked like a book he might be interested in. He rarely reads novels, but this one was of great interest because the author is also a science writer, blogger, and the subject close to his work. He had ordered it already and brought it home from his office for me to read.
I could not put this down. Who knew that Rebecca Skloot could basically, write a report on one of the most important scientific discoveries of all time, and make it read like a novel.
Whilst looking for the cover photo in Amazon, I see that they have an "Omniveracious Podcast" with Rebecca speaking about the book. It was somewhat comforting to me that the interviewer commented that it was not an easy book to summarize. I will leave the links so that you can listen for yourselves. There is just so much to recommend this book. I think this should be mandatory reading.
If you do listen to the podcasts, I think you should start with the third interview...Part 2 The Family. The interviews are actually more informative after you have read the book.