Let’s be truthful — I haven’t been reading leisurely over the past 3.5 years at NYU. I haven’t been reading much except NYT articles, truthfully. Now that I’ve graduated and I start the process of reassessing and re-inventing myself, my first step is to engage my mind and spirit with some moving, challenging works.
And so I present…. My (Global Health) reading list! I have many other texts outside the discipline that I’ve included, and that is because everything is interdisciplinary. History, economics, politics, health – they are all related.
I’m eager to blog more, and for now, enjoy!
Medicine and Culture
Will to Live
The Truth About Drug Companies
How Doctors Think
Partner to the Poor
When Doctors Don’t Listen
How to Repair the World
A Field Guide To Germs
The Origins of AIDS
The Self Regulation of Health and Illness Behavior
The Ghost Map
Six Months in Sudan
A Bed For the Night
Infections and Inequalities
Reimagining Global Health
What to Eat
Pathologies of Power
A Short History of Nearly Everything
“War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy
“The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt” by Edmund Morris
“The Life and Times of Lyndon B. Johnson” by Robert Caro
“However Long the Night” by Aimee Molloy
“The Heart and the Fist” by Eric Greitens
“Why We Can’t Wait” and ” Where Do We Go from Here? Chaos or Community” by MLK
“Born to Run” by Chris McDougall
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
How Wall Street Created a Nation: J.P. Morgan, Teddy Roosevelt, and the Panama Canal
The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power
I’ve long admired individuals who blogged about the work and field they are passionate about. I started my own global health based twitter (@dipikagaur) a few years ago, and now hope that this blog sets me on a new path! Cheers to many more posts.