The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison

The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison This book was really powerful for me. It’s a series of essays that starts with the author describing her experience as a Medical Actor – someone who plays a patient with a script of symptoms and issues that a doctor in training must then diagnose. It continues on toContinue reading “The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison”

Book Review: Typical American by Gish Jen

Typical American by Gish Jen This book had all the elements I seem to desire in books lately: it’s equal parts character and plot, the language is beautiful but doesn’t weight the book down, and I felt like I got insight into a world I would never have seen otherwise. This is an immigrant story.Continue reading “Book Review: Typical American by Gish Jen”