The Birth of the Pill

The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution
Jonathan Eig

I admit that I rarely read nonfiction. When I saw this book, however, I realized that I really had no idea at all where birth control had originated, or what American culture had been like prior to and during its development. I couldn’t be happier that I took the time to read this book.

Eig takes a topic, a history, that could have easily been written as a dry, droning textbook, and breathed life into it. His telling of this history opens a window to the past, allowing the reader to experience these people, these events, these struggles as if they were happening right now. Brilliantly done.