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The Oldest Cure in the World

Adventures in the Art and Science of Fasting

An illuminating exploration of the rich and varied history—and myriad health benefits—of fasting.

Wall Street Journal

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

A Wall Street Journal best-of-October selection.

Longlisted for the Next Big Idea Club.

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From Steve: The Oldest Cure in the World, published by Abrams Press, is about the history and science of fasting as well as my own experiences with the practice. The book grew out of a cover story I wrote for Harper’s a decade earlier—a long gestation that I hope has yielded a more complete and livelier chronicle of fasting than has been told before. In addition to the North American and UK hardback, ebook, and audiobook, which were published in the fall of 2022, a Spanish edition, La cura más antigua del mundo, is available from Gaia Ediciones, and a Bulgarian edition will follow. For more about the book, 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

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