Everett Cafe Book Display: A Cure for What Ails You: Dr. Feelgood’s Quick Fix Elixir

| August 30, 2017

170901_Display_219x365“What is Healthcare? Who should have it? Who should pay for it? Do some people deserve it more than others? Does it include mental health? What about addiction treatment? ‘Healthcare’ constitutes a lot of different parts of our lives; some we think about, while others only become apparent when they fall apart.

With the current push to change the American healthcare system, it is important for everyone to try to understand all its complexities, contradictions, and iniquities. As the factions/fractions of issues contained in this one imperative and complicated topic are being exposed, it is quickly becoming a question of right vs. privilege. Throw in some classism, racism, sexism, stigma, and a morally questionable history, and it makes for a great family dinner conversation.

Looking at each of these pieces, they are layered and overwhelming on their own. When added together, the kaleidoscope can be too much. In this new Cafe Collection we aim to explore the inexplicably polarizing American healthcare system. Our hope is to take ‘healthcare’ from a nebulous topic and enable people to understand how all the issues tie together.”
— Curators’ statement

This Cafe Collection is curated by Ola Radecka, Library Services Associate, and Kaitlin Kehnemuyi, Innovation Fellow, with input from staff.

EpilepticB., David Epileptic. New York: Pantheon, 2005.
Cafe PN6747 .B2213 2005





America's_Bitter_PillBrill, Steven. America’s Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System. New York: Random House, 2012.
Cafe RA395.A3B755 2015




UnterzakhnCorman, Leela. Unterzakhn. New York: Schiken Books, 2012.
Cafe PN6727.C67 U58 2012





Poverty_and_The_MythsCooper, Richard (Buz). Poverty and the Myths of Health Care Reform. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 2016.
Cafe RA395.A3 C738 2016




In_a_Different_KeyDonvan, John and Caren Zucker. In a Different Key: The Story of Autism. New York: Broadway, 2016.
Cafe RC553.A88 D67 2016




Reinveting)American_health_CareEmanuel, Ezekiel. Reinventing American Health Care: How the Affordable Care Act will Improve our Terribly Complex, Blatantly Unjust, Outrageously Expensive, Grossly Inefficient, Error Prone System. PublicAffairs, 2014.



Mom's_CancerFies, Brian. Mom’s Cancer. New York: Abrams Comic Art, 2006.
Cafe PN6727.F53 M65 2006




MarblesFerny, Ellen.  Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir. New York: Gotham Books, 2012.
Cafe PN6727.F678 M37 2012




Being_MortalGawand, Atul. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End.
New York: Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt, 2014.
Cafe R726.8 .G39 2014




Cancer_VixenMarchetto, Marisa Acocella. Cancer Vixen: A True Story. New York: Pantheon, 2006.
Cafe RC280.B8 M343 2006




Room_at_The_End_Moskowitz, Bette Ann. The Room at the End of the Hall: An Ombudsman’s Notebook. Rotterdam: Sense Pulishers, c2012.




Our_Cancer_YearPekar, Harvey and Joyce Brabner. Our Cancer Year. Philadelphia: Running Press, 1994.
Cafe RC265.6.P45 1994




No_One_Cares_about_Crazy_PeoplePowers, Ron. No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America.  New York, Boston: Hachette, c2017.
Cafe RC514 .P69 2017



DreamlandQuinones, Sam. Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic. New York, London: Bloomsbury, 2015.
Cafe HV5840.M4 Q56 2015




Healing_of_AmericaReid, T.R. The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care. New York: Penguin Books, 2010.
Cafe RA395.A3 R435 2010




An_American_SicknessRosenthal, Elisabeth. An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back. New York: Penguin Press, 2017.
Cafe RA395.A3 R655 2017




Still_Quiet_PlaceSaltzman, Amy. A Still Quiet Place for Teens: A Mindfulness Workbook to Ease Stress & Difficult Emotions. Oakland, CA: Instant Help Books, c2016.
Cafe BF724.3.E5 S25 2016




Band_Played_onShilts, Randy. And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic. New York: Penguin Books, 1988.
Cafe RA644.A25S48 1988




Immortal_LifeSkloot, Rebecca. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. New York: Broadway, 2011.
Cafe RC265.6.L24 S55 2011




Social_TransformationStarr, Paul. The Social Transformation of American Medicine: The Rise of a Sovereign Profession and the Making of a Vast Industry. New York: Basic Books, c1982.
Cafe  RA395.A3 S77 1982



White_Coat_TalesTaylor, Robert B. White Coat Tales: Medicine’s Heroes, Heritage and Misadventures. New York: Springer, 2010.
Cafe R133 .T36 2010



Creative_DestructionTopol, Eric. The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care. New York: Basic Books, c2012.




Medical_ApartheidWashington, Harriet A. Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present. New York: Anchor Books, 2006.
Cafe R853.H8 W37 2006



Anatomy_of_an_EpidemicWhitaker, Robert. Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America. New York: Broadway Books, 2015.
Cafe RC443 .W437 2015




Mad_in_AmericaWhitaker, Robert. Mad in America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill. New York: Basic Books, 2011.




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