Eight Book Club Members were hosted at Sheris Fine’s home. We had a good discussion about our October selection Lab Girl, and enjoyed refreshments and more conversation.
Lab Girl is a 2016 memoir by American geochemist, geobiologist, and professor Hope Jahren.
“Lab Girl” is the story of a girl who becomes a scientist. Its also the story of a career and the endless struggles over funding, recognition and politics that get in the way. It’s the story of the plants and soil she studies, and the story of two lab partners and their uncommon bond. Mostly, though this is a delightfully funny story.
Jahren took the form of the memoir and did something remarkable with it, by the story of her life while explaining her scientific work. Its a powerful and disarming way to tell a story.