A book recommendation

I rarely recommend books, but I’m in the process of reading a book that I cannot recommend enough to each of you.  As many of y’all know, I’m a huge Dick Cheney fan.  Ok, I may be the ONLY Dick Cheney fan….(I’m still waiting on my pass to visit the Secure Undisclosed Location and my bonus in Halliburton stock.)   Recently, Vice President Cheney co-wrote a book along with his cardiologist, Dr. Jonathan Reiner.  That book is called Heart: An American Medical Odyssey.  This book is fascinating.  It’s an incredible mix of politics, the history and progression of cardiac care in the United States, and perhaps, most interestingly, the relationship between a physician and his patient.  Even more amazingly, for a mass market non-fiction book, Dr. Reiner’s parts of the book are heavily detailed in all aspects, from the underlying pathophysiology, the pharmacology, and the interventions performed.  The book, at least to me, is a rare treat – a combination of politics, autobiography, and more than enough medicine – and cardiology in particular – to satisfy someone like me who has their feet planted in both the legal/political arena and the medical arena.  Highly recommended.