I am an author and health writer based in Washington, D.C.  On this site you will find free links to most of my recent news articles as well as my three books:  Bad Medicine, Food at Work, and my first novel, Hey, Einstein!


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Hey, Einstein! (Northern Passage Press, 2012) is my first novel, which poses a simple question: Would Albert Einstein, raised in any other setting, still be Albert Einstein?

        This is a comical tale of nature versus nurture.  An evil genius has seized the world’s finances with a computer virus based on Einstein’s general relativity, leaving everyone “with a credit rating of that of Camden, New Jersey.”  The economy tumbles into a tailspin as no one can use credit cards or withdraw cash.  It would take an Einstein to deactivate the virus, according to top scientists gathered in President Hamilton Rush’s Oval Office for an emergency meeting.  A senior CIA officer at the meeting at last breaks the gloom and silence.  He has an Einstein — five of them, in fact, all cloned from the genius himself… albeit raised in “less than ideal conditions.”

        The novel is available through sites such as Amazon in paperback and Kindle format.





Food At Work: Workplace Solutions for Malnutrition, Obesity and Chronic Diseases (ILO, 2005) is a critically acclaimed book on workers’ health and nutrition, described as “the bible” of worker feeding programs.  The book presents more than 50 case studies from seven continents (yes, including Antarctica) detailing how workers can have access to healthy food at work regardless of country or company wealth or size.  I have presented this book in more than 20 countries, thrice at a parliamentary level. 

        Check out that book cover, which is the same photo as on the top of this site.  Lunchtime hasn’t gotten much better for construction workers since Charles C. Ebbets snapped this 1932 photo, “Lunch atop a Skyscraper,” taken during construction of the RCA Building in New York.  Read more and download a free PDF of this 460-page hardback, courtesy of the International Labour Organization, by clicking here.





Bad Medicine: Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, from Distance Healing to Vitamin O (Wiley & Sons, 2003) is available through sites such as Amazon.  The book has since been translated into Korean and Chinese.  Now in its third printing.  For chapter information and free chapter downloads, click here.


 

Christopher Wanjek

wanjek@nasw.org