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The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison
The Empathy Exams: Essays
by Leslie Jamison (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2014
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I am coming to the conclusion that I really like essays. It certainly explains why I love Vanity Fair and Atlantic Monthly. And I've been thinking a lot about empathy lately. Some of these essays are just spectacular.

The first essay, about being a v...more
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Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
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New Life, No Instructions by Gail Caldwell
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I loved Let's Take the Long Way Home so so much. Gail Caldwell just seems so spiky and cool and determined! This is a bit of a cautionary tale of medical advice as doctors put Caldwell's increasing pain down to the polio she had as a baby and corresp...more
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House of Stone by Anthony Shadid
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The Memory of Running by Ron McLarty
The Memory of Running
by Ron McLarty
read in April, 2014
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Easy to read but not remotely original. The portrayal of mental illness was quite well done though and easily my favourite part of the book.
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The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison
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Nothing to Be Frightened of by Julian Barnes
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There is so much to like about this book - the Englishness that some people complain about and the wryness of it. So many smirky funny moments (as opposed to laugh out loud) and so unbelievably well written. What throws me is that it is 250 page essa...more
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The Cracks in the Kingdom by Jaclyn Moriarty
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