“Calming and illuminating . . . Plenty of anecdotal vigor . . . Wishart has done copious research and used it to shape a story more gripping than frightening. . . . Captures waves of optimism and disappointment in the progress of cancer research.” Janet Maslin, New York Times
One in Three
A Son's Journey into the History and Science of Cancer
978-0-8021-4348-8 • $14.00 • Paperback • Feb. 2008
Writer and documentary director Adam Wishart’s poignant and timely book on cancer is the first of its kinda seamless blend of memoir and medical history that simultaneously explains science in an elegant, nonintimidating way and connects to the experience of being a patient.
When his father was diagnosed with cancer, Adam Wishart couldn’t find a book that answered his most basic questions: What was the disease and how did it take hold? What is it about cancer’s biology that makes it hard to eradicate? How close are we to a cure?
One in Three is a son’s personal and journalistic take on cancer’s history and the encouraging story of science’s progress in changing the outlook on cancer from a disease we die from to one we live with, providing the full account of the discovery of the disease, its treatment, andincreasingly nowits prevention.
Wishart’s candid discussion of his personal link to this disease is ultimately a story of hope, and one in which we may all find comfort. One in three of us will develop cancer. This book will help us to understand it without fear.