Book #54 for 2016
This is one of those books that is so well written that anything I could write in a review would not do it justice. It is insightful and accessible, and Gawande balances anecdotes and hard research beautifully. In doing so, he brings data to life and gives the reader a greater understanding of the issues faced by the elderly and the terminally ill as well as just how terribly society is failing them. This is a sorely neglected topic in modern social discourse, and I have a feeling things are just going to get worse.
Everybody should read this book. Everybody.