James Hamblin, a doctor-turned-journalist and creator of a series of videos at TheAtlantic.com, brings his offbeat wit to such timeless questions as: How much sleep do you really need? Do we really not yet know if cellphones cause cancer? Is it possible to boost the immune system? Will caffeine really make me live longer? Underneath the curiosity factor and his nerdy charm, Hamblin conveys useful information. That’s a win-win for everyone.
If Our Bodies Could Talk
By James Hamblin
December; Doubleday; $27
This article originally appeared in the December 2016 issue of SUCCESS magazine.
Chauncey Mabe is a freelance writer, book critic, and blogger in Miami, Fla. For 23 years he served as Book Editor and Senior Entertainment Writer at the Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale. He was Book Blogger for the Florida Center for the Literary Arts, the parent organization of Miami Book Fair International, from 2009 to 2012. He also blogs for the Betsy Hotel South Beach hotel, which sponsors literary events year round. His reviews and feature stories have appeared in publications such as the Toronto Globe & Mail, the Serving House Journal, Inspicio, the Palm Beach Arts Paper, the Baltimore Sun, the Juneau Empire, and the Chicago Tribune.