Samuel Shem


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January 01, 1944

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Samuel Shem (aka Stephen Bergman) is the author of several books of fiction including the bestseller The House of God. He is a doctor, novelist, playwright, and activist. A Rhodes Scholar, he was on the faculty of Harvard Medical School for three decades and founded the Bill W. and Dr. Bob Project in the Division on Addictions at Harvard Medical School. He divides his time between Boston, MA and Tierra Tranquila, Costa Rica.


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The House of God

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Mount Misery

3.72 avg rating — 1,019 ratings — published 1997 — 27 editions
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The Spirit of the Place

3.55 avg rating — 176 ratings — published 2008 — 8 editions
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Man's 4th Best Hospital

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Fine

3.46 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 1985 — 4 editions
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House of God

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We Have To Talk: Healing Di...

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Bill W. and Dr. Bob

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At the Heart of the Universe

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Monte Miseria. El Precio Es...

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“The patient is the one with the disease”
Samuel Shem, The House of God

“Life's like a penis; When it's soft you can't beat it; When it's hard you get screwed. - The Fat Man, Medical Resident in The House of God”
Samuel Shem, The House of God

“At a cardiac arrest, the first procedure is to take your own pulse”
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