Book jacket image for Under the Skin by Linda Villarosa

Doubleday

9780385544887

STARRED REVIEW

Under the Skin

Linda Villarosa‘s wonderfully written book makes stunning points about the health risks of racism amid moving narratives of real people‘s experiences.

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Review of ‘Under the Skin’

Linda Villarosa grew up in a high-achieving Black family in a mostly white suburb of Denver. When she began writing about Black women's health for Essence in the mid-1980s, her articles were all about self-help and self-improvement, based on the assumption that poverty and poor education were the reasons for detrimental health conditions among Black…

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Best Nonfiction of 2022
This year’s best nonfiction books ran the gamut from timely to timeless. Meghan O’Rourke, Siddhartha Mukherjee and Linda Villarosa broke new ground in our understanding of illness. Memoirs by fiction writers including Amy Bloom, Ingrid Rojas Contreras and Erika Krouse told gripping true stories with a novelist’s flair. And beloved favorites such as Ed Yong, Ross Gay and Stacy Schiff rose to meet their fans’ high expectations.

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