Joanna'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
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Dec 22, 07

bookshelves: bookgroup, nonfiction
Read in November, 2006

I had meant to read this book for years before my book group picked it. It was fascinating, especially with some of the parallels I found to my son's disorder. It was a little too easy to get frustrated with the parents and sometimes seemed a little condescending, but overall it was an excellent introduction to comparative medicine and culture.
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