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Jennifer Wright I'm working on a book called "Get Well Soon." It should be out winter of 2017. It's about terrible diseases in history and the sometimes heroic, often…moreI'm working on a book called "Get Well Soon." It should be out winter of 2017. It's about terrible diseases in history and the sometimes heroic, often utterly insane ways we cured them (or tried to.) It features one picture of a 16th century woodcarving of the baby Jesus shooting syphilis rays out of his eyeballs, and another picture of Nutz from Mad Max that I'll be drawing myself as we can't get the rights to it. Both of them make sense in the context.(less)
Jennifer Wright Realize you will be rejected more times than you would think humanly possible. You must be 1) absolutely certain in your heart that those people are f…moreRealize you will be rejected more times than you would think humanly possible. You must be 1) absolutely certain in your heart that those people are fools and your brilliance will eventually be recognized and 2) still willing to respond to them very politely asking how you can polish your pieces into something they would like to publish. Years down the road, you might begrudgingly admit that their input made you much more brilliant than you initially were. Otherwise, learn to think of "no" from an editor not as meaning "no" but as meaning, "try harder, you plucky kid, you." This is good career advice and the worst possible relationship advice. (less)
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"absolutely fantastic. my only criticism is that the author didn’t shit talk Reagan enough in the epilogue."
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"Loved this book. Who knew the bubonic plague, the 1918 flu, etc. could be so fascinating or that she could write about heavy topics in such an engaging way (with humor, even!)? The author laid out some lessons learned from the 1918 flu that we as soc" Read more of this review »
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"Reading this in pandemic times in 2021 it really hits shows just how badly the US government failed us. Overall this book was fantastic and put me through a roller coaster of emotions, particularly the section on polio. Everyone should read this, if " Read more of this review »
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"Much funnier than one expects a book about plagues to be. I'm curious what the author thinks of the current pandemic."
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If you're one of those people who cannot hear the movie World War Z mentioned without immediately declaring "the book was better!" you must read The End of Men. It's an incredibly beautiful, in depth look at how a plague that kills men impacts people ...more
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As the author I want to point out that murder is not cool to do. It is, however, VERY cool to read about. 5 out of 5 stars, thank you to everyone.
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“When we are electing government officials, it is not stupid to ask yourself, “If a plague broke out, do I think this person could navigate the country through those times, on a spiritual level, but also on a pragmatic one? Would they be able to calmly solve one problem, and then another one, and then the next one? Or would bodies pile up in the streets?”
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“Persecuting religious minorities is always ill-advised, every single time it occurs in history. I have never in my research found an instance where a historian says, “Wow, we were on the right side of history for torturing Group X back then.”
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“Pretending any historical age before proper indoor plumbing was a glorious epoch is a ludicrous delusion.”
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“Persecuting religious minorities is always ill-advised, every single time it occurs in history. I have never in my research found an instance where a historian says, “Wow, we were on the right side of history for torturing Group X back then.”
Jennifer Wright, Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them

“When we are electing government officials, it is not stupid to ask yourself, “If a plague broke out, do I think this person could navigate the country through those times, on a spiritual level, but also on a pragmatic one? Would they be able to calmly solve one problem, and then another one, and then the next one? Or would bodies pile up in the streets?”
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