Books Sandwiched In welcomes Dr. Rocio Huet

Join Dr. Rocio Huet for a close examination of Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer by Barbara Ehrenreich, Wednesday, November 28, noon–1:00 in the East Tennessee History Center auditorium, 601 South Gay Street.

"This is a controversial look at the wellness movement and attempts to control longevity through so called healthy lifestyles," Huet said.

Barbara Ehrenreich, the celebrated author of Nickel and Dimed, explores how we are killing ourselves to live longer, not better. Drawing on varied sources, from personal experience and sociological trends to pop culture and current scientific literature, Natural Causes examines the ways in which we obsess over death, our bodies, and our health. Both funny and caustic, Ehrenreich tackles the seemingly unsolvable problem of how we might better prepare ourselves for the end—while still reveling in the lives that remain to us.

Dr. Huet brings her many years as a practicing physician to the discussion. "In my opinion, despite making legitimate points which demand attention, Barbara Ehrenreich has several flaws in her conclusions," she said. 

 Huet is an internist affiliated with University of Tennessee Medical Center. She received her medical degree from University of Michigan Medical School and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Huet is a member of the American College of Physicians, Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, Academy of Medical Acupuncture, and Physicians for Social Responsibility. She is a graduate of the Leadership Plenty class of 2007 and serves on the boards of The Beloved Community Outreach Foundation and the Public Building Authority. Huet enjoys hiking, traveling, reading, meditation and volunteering at Emerald Youth Foundation.

Books Sandwiched In is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of Knox County Public Library. Bring a sandwich or pick up something at a downtown restaurant. Drinks will be available for 50 cents.