“Anybody can look at you. It's quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see.” John Green
“Think about medieval times, Danny, like when this castle was built. People were constantly seeing ghosts, having visions—they thought Christ was sitting with them at the dinner table, they thought angels and devils were flying around. We don't see those things anymore. Why? Was all that stuff happening before and then it stopped? Unlikely. Was everyone nuts in medieval times? Doubtful. But their imaginations were more active. Their inner lives were rich and weird.” - Jennifer Egan.
From the jacket flap description, it seems like Lab Girl should be about how one woman fights to succeed in the scientific field. But it’s a lot more about how different life working in the field of scientific research can be from really any other career path. Hope Jahren carries on her research despite budget cuts, lack of materials, and administrative support.