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Giveaway: LAB GIRL by Hope Jahren

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We’re giving away a bunch of our favorite books from 2016. Up for grabs next: three copies of Lab Girl by Hope Jahren.


Here’s what I wrote about Lab Girl in our Best of 2016 round-up:

Like the plants and trees that Hope Jahren studies, Lab Girl is the story of trying to find purchase. Purchase for a girl then young woman then professor who wants to live a life of science in a world that doesn’t particularly like science, and women scientists in particular. Months after listening to Lab Girl, that is what has stuck with me—Jahren’s will to define a life for herself as a scientist, mother, teacher, friend, and colleague that defies easy categorization or ready-made role. That she has created a meaningful life, insisted on and fought for that life, reminds us that it can be done.

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