Dr. Mona's Memoir: The Story of Flint's Water Crisis

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha's compelling story is now in print. What the Eyes Don't See: The Story of Crisis, Resistence and Hope in an American City.

From The Washington Post  review: 

The headlines of the Flint water crisis — in which residents suffered contaminated water in the face of official neglect for years — are widely known....“What the Eyes Don’t See” by Flint pediatrician Mona Hanna-Attisha is ... a[n] intimate and subjective memoir about her pursuit of medical evidence to prove that children were being poisoned by city water....

Hanna-Attisha’s quest is full of drama and suspense: late-night number-crunching, slimy government figures, inspired breakthroughs. She’s a breezy, charismatic raconteur prone to feisty character descriptions (a DEQ spokesman is a “rabid pit bull”; a turn-of-the-century anti-lead activist is a “stubborn badass”). ...[S]he also opens up about the toll of this crusade: Her health deteriorates, her kids resent her absence, and her research prompts a psychologically crushing backlash.

Read the entire review here

Date: August 12, 2018