|I would definitely recommend this book to others. Although it is non-fiction, it reads in part like a fascinating novel. It tells an important story about a poor, African-American woman who, in the late 1940s/early 50s had her cells taken from her body. These HeLa cells have been used for decades to cure diseases, do medical research and further science. This is her story, told for the first time, and everyone should know about her and what her family has had to endure because of these "immortal" cells that were taken from her.