The Oldest Cure in the World

Adventures in the Art and Science of Fasting

A remarkable blend of authoritative history, illuminating science, and endearing storytelling.

Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee

Pulitzer Prizewinning author of The Emperor of All Maladies

[Hendrickss] levelheaded, irreverent approach and sharp reporting set the book apart. The result is a winning mix.

Publishers Weekly


An engrossing tour de force [that] offers a bona fide strategy for slowing the aging process.

Dan Buettner

#1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Blue Zones

Steve Hendricks proves to be a master of explaining the multitude of benefits that various kinds of fasting can unleash.

Dr. Joel Kahn

Author of Your Whole Heart Solution

Longlisted for the Next Big Idea Club. Finalists to be announced later this fall.

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From Steve: The Oldest Cure in the World is about the history and science of fasting as well as my experiences with the practice. The book grew out of a cover story I wrote for Harper’s a decade ago—a long gestation that I hope has yielded a more complete and livelier chronicle of fasting than has ever been told. In addition to the North American hardback, there’s also an audiobook, a UK edition (coming Oct. 13), and a Spanish edition (date TBA). For more information, click here.

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The Unquiet Grave

The true saga of how the FBI sabotaged the Indian rights movement of the 1970s and how the battered movement consumed itself.

One of the 100 best books of 2006.
Publishers Weekly

Investigative journalism at its gutsiest, at its noblest . . . Must reading.
Studs Terkel

Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Hope Dies Last

A Kidnapping in Milan

The CIA’s brazen abduction of a radical imam off the streets of Milan and the struggle of an Italian magistrate to bring the American kidnappers to trial. 

[A] real-life thriller . . . skillfully crafted, highly disturbing.
Chicago Tribune

One of those rarities: an important story, excellently told.
Jon Lee Anderson

New Yorker correspondent