The Emperor of All Maladies
by Siddhartha Mukherjee
Publication Date: 2011
A "biography" of cancer from its origins to the epic battle to cure, control, and conquer it. A combination of medical history, cutting-edge science, and narrative journalism that transforms the listener's understanding of cancer and much of the world around them.
Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors
by Susan Sontag