Snake Oil And Other Preoccupations

Snake Oil And Other Preoccupations

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At the time of his death from cancer on 1 March 2001, journalist and broadcaster John Diamond had completed six chapters of what was to be qan uncomplimentary look at the world of complementary medicineq. These chapters, based on his own experience and on researched fact, which were emailed each week to his editors at Random House, are both personal and poignant, hard hitting and controversial, tackling the issues raised by alternative medicine with total candour and his usual wit. The second half of this book features some of the best of Diamond's writing, including a selection of emails to colleagues and friends, articles from qThe Timesq and the qJewish Chronicleq and other publications, together with excerpts from his final notebook. For seven years he wrote an immensely popular weekly column in qThe Timesq which, following his diagnosis with cancer, was given over to following the progress of the disease. As well as gaining him a Columnist of the Year award, it resulted in an avalanche of mail from thousands of his readers.z 3 SEPTEMBER 2000 THE LITTLE THINGS AND THEN THERE are the little things - the things you would never guess could come ... No problem. The Land- Rover was sitting in front of the house with a couple of gallons left in the tank - fuel enough to get :1 ... tubing, stuck it into the Discoverya#39;s tank, and started sucking.

Title:Snake Oil And Other Preoccupations
Author:John Diamond
Publisher:Random House - 2009-05-04


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