Thursday, 19 August 2010

A Great Book For Everyone's Book Collection!


Ah-Choo!
The Uncommon Life of Your Cold
By Jennifer Ackerman
isbn 978-0446541152
Pub. date 9/2/10

Description: Some colds are like mice, timid and annoying; others like dragons, accompanied by body aches and deep misery. In AH-CHOO!, Jennifer Ackerman explains what, exactly, a cold is, how it works, and whether it's really possible to "fight one off." Scientists call this the Golden Age of the Common Cold because Americans suffer up to a billion colds each year, resulting in 40 million days of missed work and school and 100 million doctor visits. They've also learned over the past decade much more about what cold viruses are, what they do to the human body, and how symptoms can be addressed.
I would like to say thanks to the folks at Hachette Book Group for giving me the opportunity to review this book. I received the book on Friday of last week, and I just finished it on Tuesday!

This book is quite easy to read. Originally I was hesitating whether or not I should read it. I thought it might be too technical and scientific, but it was easy to read and written in a way that’s easy for non-medical people to relate to it. Once I read a couple chapters, I was well into the book and couldn't put it down. The author really did her homework and provides many interesting facts.

I am someone who always seems to get sick, and same as my mother and grandmother. Every year around the same time... I just know it's coming! Ah-Choo! has now helped me be better prepared.

This is a good reference book to keep on hand for the next time you or one of your family members gets a cold.



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