Praise for Natural Causes

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“Ehrenreich’s sharp and fearless take on mortality privileges joy over juice fasts and argues that, regardless of how many hours we spend in the gym, death wins out. An incisive, clear-eyed polemic, Natural Causes relaxes into the realization that the grim reaper is considerably less grim than a life spent in terror of a fate that awaits us all.”―Matthew Desmond, Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Evicted 


“…[A] provocative, informative, hilarious, and deeply moving book. A must read.”―Arlie Hochschild, New York Times bestselling author of Strangers in their Own Land

Claiming to be ‘old enough to die,’ feminist scholar Ehrenreich (Living with a Wild God) takes on the task of investigating America’s peculiar approach to aging, health, and wellness…Ehrenreich’s sharp intelligence and graceful prose make this book largely pleasurable reading.”―Publishers Weekly

“Throughout the text, [Ehrenreich] employs the erudition that earned her degree, the social consciousness that has long informed her writing, and the compassion that endears her to her many fans…A powerful text that floods the mind with illumination-and with agonizing questions.”―Kirkus (Starred Review)

“[Ehrenreich] offers a healthy dose of reformist philosophy combined with her trademark investigative journalism. In assessing our quest for a longer, healthier life, Ehrenreich provides a contemplative vision of an active, engaged health care that goes far beyond the physical restraints of the body and into the realm of metaphysical possibilities.”―Booklist