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Okay, *now* I want to read her book.

After reading this interview with Hope Jahren. She's a scientist to look up to.

Edited to add... I think I couldn't get over the title, because it reminds me slightly too much of Steve Martin's novella Shopgirl. But now I am more curious about how the title, Lab Girl, came about. One guess is that Lab Woman would not have sold as well, heh.

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shellynoir
Apr. 11th, 2016 05:39 pm (UTC)
Jahren, not Jaren.

http://www.thenation.com/article/my-so-called-post-feminist-life-arts-and-letters/

This is an eye-opening article too. Most authors have no control over book titles, design, marketing. Sad.
rebeccmeister
Apr. 11th, 2016 05:57 pm (UTC)
Ack, name corrected!

I was already aware that she probably had little control over the title and design, but until reading the interview it hadn't become clear what the book might have to offer. That said, I had known her prose was powerful, and I think she's been handling the publicity angle incredibly well by leveraging this opportunity to talk about a number of interrelated subjects that affect how scientists do science (and which scientists do science). Woo awesome women!
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