The Angel and the Assassin: The Tiny Brain Cell that Changed the Course of Medicine – now available everywhere!

Donna Jackson Nakazawa

Dear Readers, Friends, All, 

I’m thrilled to announce that THE ANGEL AND THE ASSASSIN: The Tiny Brain Cell that Changed the Course of Medicine in now on bookshelves and available everywhere!

When I first told you, my readers, that I was setting out to tell the story of these tiny brain cells, microglia (remember that name!) that connect our physical and mental health, and why these cells wield so much power over how we feel right here, right now — changing everything we thought we knew about depression, anxiety, chronic pain, mood disorders, and cognitive health, I was moved by your response.

Thousands of you shared your lifelong struggles with depression, anxiety, cognitive issues, chronic inflammation, and autoimmune conditions, as well as those of your kids, spouses, siblings, parents, and friends. You shared the disappointment, fatigue, and grief you’ve so often felt at not having found lasting answers to help yourself or the ones you love, to help achieve the well-being you long for.

To all of you who wrote to me and shared your stories, to all of you who’ve reached out to encourage me, or to tell me how much you were looking forward to reading this book (did I mention it is out NOW?), a heartfelt thank-you. You can’t imagine how helpful it has been while reporting and writing this book to hear your excitement, and to know exactly WHO I was writing this book for: YOU.

This book offers more hope and promise for human healing than any other science I’ve ever reported on. I hope you’ll pick up a copy, give it a read, and let me know what you think!

But for now, check out some of newest press about the book, and news from my book tour, coming soon to the Harvard Science Center, Belmont Books in Boston, and Word Bookstores in Brooklyn!

Here’s my article for WIRED

… and here’s my OpEd in The Boston Globe

… and my OpEd in STAT

From book tour …

Thanks to The Ivy Book Shop in Baltimore for hosting the launch of THE ANGEL AND THE ASSASSIN on January 21st! What better place could there have been to start this journey than in my own back yard? Thanks to all who came, including Sheilah Kast, for the great questions!

Next stop: The Harvard
Science Center on January 30th!

For a complete list of appearances, click here. Hope to see you soon, on the road!