Ben Goldacre’s book, Bad Science, is superb fun. It’s not just about the Gillian McKeiths of this world, although of course they’re in there; he’s equally good at giving both barrels to big pharmaceutical companies – companies that, as Goldacre points out, often make the very “alternative” supplements the anti-Big Pharma crowd are always blabbing on about.
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Incidentally, my new thing is to email writers whose books I’ve really enjoyed.
Ever read the David Mamet piece about finally deciding to contact Patrick O’Brian?
Oh, here it is:
Sorry, spam filter got that one. I’ll go read :)
Have to say, I’d actually forgotten how good that was. It’s a beautiful bit of writing, isn’t it? Plus, he’s right.