“I can’t think of an American writer at work today who matches Eula Biss’s combination of lyrical precision, exhaustive research, timely provocation, and fiercely examined conscience. Like so many great nonfiction classics, On Immunity will teach, provoke, chafe, inspire, haunt, and likely change its many readers. Its central, difficult, and ecstatic premise—that ‘we owe each other our bodies’—couldn’t be more urgent, as the question of how we contend with this interdependence, this collectivity, is fundamental to our human present and future. I’m so glad Eula Biss is along for the ride, and sometimes, as here, willing to act as our fearless, fearful guide.”

Maggie Nelson