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Mar 8: Politics and Prose Live with Lindsey Fitzharris!

A second author event will be held on March 8th at Politics and Prose, where I will be joined by the marvelous Lindsey Fitzharris (author of The Butchering Art) to talk about all things head/body transplant. RSVP for the event below! Monday, March 8, 2021 – 6 p.m. Click Here

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Mar 4: On Air with John Fugelsang

On March the 4th, 9:30PM (EST), I will be joining John Fugelsang on Tell Me Everything (SiriusXM Progress Channel at night, available in podcast form after). For more, see TMEJF on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TMEJF/

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Mar 2: Book Launch at McNally Jackson

Join me for the launch of my latest book, MR. HUMBLE AND DR. BUTCHER! I’ll be giving a short author talk and Q&A with renowned science journalist Ed Yong at McNally Jackson. Details and RSVP below! We will be presenting this event virtually, using Zoom. RSVP here. The mesmerizing biography

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Appearing on NPR Here and Now: Coronavirus and Grief

Every day, people are dying from COVID-19. They are our family members, our friends, our neighbors and community members. For most, there will be no traditional wakes, funerals, memorials, burials or church ceremonies to help us process our emotions. So how do we begin to grieve and make sense of

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Interviewed by Jodi Kantor, New York Times

‘We’re Going to See What Else the Word Funeral Can Mean’ — As the coronavirus pandemic limits people’s ability to mourn, they are finding new ways to say goodbye. I was honored to be among those interviewed for Jodi Kantor’s latest in NYT Dilemmas. This series takes a long hard

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Essay at the Globe and Mail: Grief and COVID19

Grief in the time of coronavirus: How will the way we mourn change? Read this article at @globeandmail! Ashes to ashes, adjust adjust: The ancient, deeply human instinct to physically gather in times of death has now run up against social-distancing practices. But COVID-19 might just serve as an opportunity

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Recent Essay in @SciAm:

The Surprisingly Old Science of Living as Transgender: In the 20th century’s middle decades, the first recipient of phalloplasty surgery fought to be recognized as a man. See my essay at VOICES/Opinions, Scientific American @Sciam: In early March of 1958, Michael Dillon, ship’s surgeon, made his way below deck. A

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Isolated monkey brain

Are we our brains?

I’m thrilled to announce that my next book will come out with Simon & Schuster! In another of life’s lessons that truth is stranger that fiction, I’ll be telling the remarkable story of a monkey’s head, the Pope’s neuroscientist, and an international quest to transplant the soul. There’s a two headed dog, too, just for good measure.

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HuffPo: Troubling the Future

TROUBLING THE FUTURE: the Remaking of Nikola Tesla: There are two great myths about Nikola Tesla. The first is that his greatest rival was Thomas Edison. But the second is perhaps even more intriguing. Read more at the HuffPo!

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