rhea's Reviews > The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
May 01, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: uno
Read from April 22 to May 01, 2012

What a heartbreaking and thought-provoking book! I knew absolutely nothing about the Hmong people before reading this and it was fascinating to learn about them and then step back and look at it with a sociological approach in class. It was very well written and a book that I was okay with the teacher giving us a short time frame to read it in because you do lose yourself in it, even with the few times I needed a breather from the heavy material. My class is The Sociology of Health & Illness and this last section has been about alternative medicines, this book taught me more than just that, though it did make me realize how little I know about medicine, alternative and conventional.
2 likes · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

04/22/2012 page 20
04/22/2012 page 78
22.0% 5 comments
show 4 hidden updates…

No comments have been added yet.