Survival of the Sickest: The Surprising Connections Between Disease and Longevity

Sharon Moalem (Author) Jonathan Prince (Author)

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$16.99  $15.63
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
March 18, 2008
5.2 X 0.9 X 7.9 inches | 0.55 pounds
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About the Author

Dr. Sharon Moalem is an award-winning neurologist and evolutionary biologist, with a PhD in human physiology. His research brings evolution, genetics, biology, and medicine together to explain how the body works in new and fascinating ways. He and his work have been featured on CNN, in the New York Times, on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, on Today, and in magazines such as New Scientist, Elle, and Martha Stewart's Body + Soul. Dr. Moalem's first book was the New York Times bestseller Survival of the Sickest. He lives in New York City.

Jonathan Prince was a senior adviser and speechwriter in the Clinton White House and oversaw communications strategy at NATO during the war in Kosovo. He was named one of America's Best and Brightest by Esquire in 2005 for his work to improve political advertising. With former U.S. senator John Edwards and Edwards's daughter Cate, Prince edited Home: The Blueprints of Our Lives.


"[a] fascinating new book...[Moalem] has a way of turning complicated biology into captivating stories."--Body + Soul
"[It] will challenge everything you thought you knew about disease. Fascinating!"--Memet Oz, co-author of YOU: The Owners Manuel
"A lively and enthusiastic treatise"--Kirkus Reviews
"fascinating, enlightening and reader-friendly...This is one not-to-be-missed fantastic journey across the evolutionary landscape of humankind.--Rocky Mountain News
"CSI meets Freakonomics meets Bill Nye the Science Guy."--Edmonton Journal (Alberta)
MED History does not always receive a great deal of attention...this book shows exactly why it shouldn't be ignored.--Library Journal