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Incredible early attention for THE GENE by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Siddhartha Mukherjee in the media.

Apr 25, 2016

Incredible early attention for THE GENE by Siddhartha Mukherjee (on-sale May 17, 2016)

Three starred trade reviews: Booklist, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly

Vogue Profile, on stands now (May issue)

“A magisterial account of how human minds have laboriously, ingeniously picked apart what makes us tick. . . . [The Gene] will confirm [Mukherjee] as our era’s preeminent popular historian of medicine. The Gene boats an even more ambitious sweep of human endeavor than its predecessor. . . . Mukherjee punctuates his encyclopedic investigations of collective and individual heritability, and our closing in on the genetic technologies that will transform how we will shape our own genome, with evocative personal anecdotes, deft literary allusions, wonderfully apt metaphors, and an irrepressible intellectual brio.” –Ben Dickinson, ELLE

“[Mukherjee] never lets readers forget the social, cultural, and ethical implications of genetics research. . . . [He] provides vivid portraits of the principle players and enough accessible scientific information to bring general readers into the process of genetic lab science. Sober, humbling, and extraordinarily rich reading from a wise and gifted writer who sees how far we have come—but how much farther we have to go to understand our human nature and destiny.” (Kirkus, starred)

“There is no doubt that this compelling volume will be the last word on the subject, at least until the next breakthrough in this endlessly fascinating field of science. Highly recommended.” (Booklist, starred)

“In skillful prose, Mukherjee . . . relates the grand tale of how scientists have come to understand the role genes play in human development, behavior, and physiology. . . . Deft . . . . Mukherjee grounds the abstract in the personal to add power and poignancy to his excellent narrative.”
(Publishers Weekly, starred)

CBS / This Morning (May 17)
NPR / Fresh Air (May 16)
PRI / Science Friday (May 20)
NPR / The New Yorker Radio Hour (May 13)
National Radio Satellite Tour
Two excerpts in The New Yorker
(excerpt 1: March 28, excerpt 2: May 2)
New York Times daily review (date tk)
New York Times Book Review (May 15)
Vanity Fair
Washington Post
USA Today
San Francisco Chronicle
Philadelphia Inquirer
Boston Globe
Minneapolis Star-Tribune
O, the Oprah Magazine
American Scholar
Science Magazine

Plus 6 city tour in May:
New York, Washington DC, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, and Los Angeles

Much more to come!