Review: Physical

Physical: An American Checkup by James McManus

I was intriqued by the premise of this nonfiction book - McManus (a "hard living..middle-aged American") is offered an "executive physical" at the Mayo Clinic by a magazine for whom he works.

What follows are McManus' observations of Mayo, thoughts on his own health and mortality, and then McManus explores smoking, heart disease, diabetes, and the battle for stem cell research in America and around the world.

I found this work thought-provoking and interesting, and very much enjoyed McManus' prose, and his forthright approach to his own health and mortality.


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