I was thrilled to see a review of SUPERBUG on the incredibly important blog BoingBoing.net, written by (my friend and fellow Minneapolis author) Maggie Koerth-Baker.
It’s so exciting to see people completely get the book, and twice that when it is people you know.
Superbug is not about an entomological caped crusader.
It’s more like a grown-up version of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.
The bug in question is MRSA, an antibiotic-resistant bacteria that kills more Americans every year than AIDS. Superbug is the story of how we created our own monster-under-the-bed, how it spreads through hospitals and communities, and why it’s damn near impossible to control. If you have a cut or a pimple while reading this book, you are pretty much guaranteed to freak yourself out. And I mean that in the best possible way.