Thursday, April 16th: Nonfiction. Local author Jeremy Smith reads from his new book Epic Measures: One Doctor. Seven Billion Patients. 7 pm.
Epic Measures is the true story of a 20-year, 500-scientist, $100-million moonshot attempt to track and quantify every illness, injury, and death for everyone on Earth: the biggest of Big Data ever.
Praise for Epic Measures:
“Jeremy Smith tells an inspiring story of how a simple idea, conceived logically and pursued with grit, can greatly improve the human condition.”
—Edward O. Wilson, University Professor Emeritus, Harvard University
“This book is a crash course in global health mixed with a thriller and a biography. And my goodness, what a made-for-Hollywood character at its core—a brilliant but bristly scientist out to revolutionize the way we conceive healthcare. I was constantly surprised to learn what really ails us as a human race.”
—A. J. Jacobs, author of Drop Dead Healthy and The Year of Living Biblically
Jeremy N. Smith is a writer and freelance journalist based in Missoula, Montana. His work has appeared in "Gourmet", "Saveur", the "Christian Science Monitor", and the "Chicago Tribune", among many other publications. He is the author of "Growing a Garden City", about building community through local food, farms, and gardens.