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Rarely does an author have the gift for spanning the divide between science, medicine and storytelling, but Forrest Maready has found his voice within this exploding genre. A masterful storyteller, Maready is able to explain complex medical and scientific phenomenon simply, often woven within the fabric of a human-sized account. Like Erik Larson or Candice Millard, Maready dives deep into historical literature in search of the interesting, the obscure, and the frightening–all in an attempt to inform and educate the reader. Maready’s works read more like detective thrillers—short chapters, fast-paced action, often with a stunning conclusion that will surprise the most astute student.

But that is not all. Maready employs his prescient scientific mind to propose the answers to many of medicine’s greatest riddles. Why did epidemic polio suddenly appear in the 1890s and disappear in the early 1950s? Why are people with neurological injuries so often left-handed? Why did food allergies suddenly appear in the 1930s? On and on his inquisitive mind takes the reader—a journey full of possibilities and answers to questions that have stumped the greatest scientific minds for decades. If you have a weekend to spare, grab a Maready book and get prepared to be entertained and enlightened!

Before I get too deep in the The Autism Vaccine, I wanted to break away for a minute and commend you as a masterful writer and storyteller.


Crooked BLEW. MY. MIND. So much about my son’s illnesses explained to me in ways the doctors were never able to. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!


Bought your book The Autism Vaccine! Another fantastic, eye-opening compilation of vaccine history which reads like a fast-paced novel. Thank you very much!


I preordered The Autism Vaccine. Read it in one sitting! Don’t walk… RUN to get this book.


Just finished The Moth and wanted to say you’ve done it again. I had no idea polio was such an interesting story! Please consider doing smallpox next!


Please keep writing. Every book seems to get better! I love how you keep things moving- I have a short attention span but I feel like a rockstar reading your books.



Red Pill Gospel

Christianity, before it was ruined by Christians.

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The Autism Vaccine

The story of modern medicine’s greatest tragedy.

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The Moth in the Iron Lung

A biography of Polio.

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Crooked:Man-made Disease Explained

Hidden in our faces.

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Why more parents are choosing natural immunity.

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Forrest is working on a book to be released later this year which will complete a thematic trilogy of infection and disease that started with The Moth in the Iron Lung and The Autism Vaccine. Sign-up to be notified about this exciting new project!