The immortal life of henrietta lacks rebecca skloot on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers now an hbor film starring oprah winfrey and rose byrne 1 new york times bestseller her name was henrietta lacks. The immortal life of henrietta lacks is is an extraordinary book by turns it is shocking informative and tragic there is brilliance but also deep injustice it is in part an account of the development of genetics part social commentary and partly the story of one woman henrietta lacks. In the immortal life of henrietta lacks rebecca skloot introduces us to the real live woman the children who survived her and the interplay of race poverty science and one of the most important medical discoveries of the last 100 years. Editions for the immortal life of henrietta lacks 1400052173 hardcover published in 2010 kindle edition published in 2010 1400052181 paperback pu. The immortal life of henrietta lacks now a major motion picture from hbor starring oprah winfrey and rose byrneher name was henrietta lacks but scientists know her as hela she was a poor southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors yet her cells taken without her knowledge became one of the most important tools in medicine
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