Book Title: My Father's Heart: A Son's Reckoning with the Legacy of Heart Disease
Author: Steve McKee
Details: Da Capo Lifelong, $14.95
What's it about? A man grappling with a history of family heart disease — and his own diagnosis, even though he did everything he could to prevent it.
Who's it for? Anyone who's had a family member affected by heart disease, or who is worried about their own heart.
Who knew? A heart attack doesn't always start with what you see in a movie — a pain in the left arm. It can be a more subtle or even violent experience.
Worth the read? McKee's narrative sometimes rambles, but he frames the story by telling about his life the week after his father died, from one week out to the moment of the heart attack, which helps keep the story together.