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So, because I have all of the time in the world, I joined a second book club.
I missed our first book, Where the Crawdad Sings, but joined in for this month’s book, Bad Blood.
Since I don’t actively seek out news stories, I’m not too surprised that I hadn’t heard of the Theranos scandal, but I’ve sure heard about it now.
Bad Blood is a non-fiction book and not something I’d usually pick to read, but I’m glad the group chose it.
It’s written incredibly well. The level of research and detail is amazing, understandably so, because it’s written by the journalist that essentially toppled the bio-tech company and who was attacked by them.
For someone who lived part of the story, I didn’t feel that he let it color his narrative. It truly felt like reading an objective journalistic piece.
All of the ladies in the book club were enthralled by the story of the company and its bizarrely hypnotic CEO Elizabeth Holmes and did extra research into her life and the stories of other key players.
I need to get my hands on the recent documentary and we’re all excited for the movie. It’s interesting because the saga isn’t over. Holmes was in court this week, and her trial is ongoing. I’m going to try to flare where she winds up.
Even if you’re like me and not a fan of non-fiction, you should give this book a try!
What’s the last unexpected good book you’ve read? Let me know in the comments below!