The hugely acclaimedNew York TimesBest Seller, now available in paperback! *A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist* ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2014: The New York Times Book Review(Top 10),Entertainment Weekly(Top 10), New York Magazine,Chicago Tribune (Top 10),Publishers Weekly(Top 10),Time Out New York(Top 10), Los Angeles Times,Kirkus,Booklist, NPR'sScience Friday,Newsday,Slate,Refinery 29, and many more... In this bold, fascinating book, Eula Biss addresses our fear of the government, the medical establishment, and what may be in our children's air, food, mattresses, medicines, and vaccines. Reflecting on her own experience as a new mother, she suggests that we cannot immunize our children, or ourselves, against the world. As she explores the metaphors surrounding immunity, Biss extends her conversations with other mothers to meditations on the myth of Achilles, Voltaire'sCandide, Bram Stoker'sDracula, Rachel Carson'sSilent Spring, Susan Sontag'sAIDS and Its Metaphors, and beyond.On Immunity is an inoculation against our fear and a moving account of how we are all interconnected-our bodies and our fates.