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The Empathy Exams: Essays - Leslie Jamison
The Empathy Exams: Essays
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781555970888 (1555970885)
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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2.5 The Empathy Exams, by Leslie Jamison
On the cover of my edition of The Empathy Exams, by Lesli Jamison, Mary Karr says that the book will make its readers better people. This is not true. I’m not a better person for having read it. A couple of the members of my book club declared that they weren’t improved by reading it. Then our conve...
Kate Says: "Reading Is Fun!"
Kate Says: "Reading Is Fun!" rated it
5.0 The Empathy Exams By Leslie Jamison turned out to be a fantastic read!
In this book of essays, author Leslie Jamison explores empathy in all it's many forms - physically, emotionally; real, imagined. She does this with smart prose, philosophical questions, true to her life stories, and literary criticism of other essayists from Dideon and Agee, to Karr and Grealy. I ...
so many books, so little time
so many books, so little time rated it
5.0 The Empathy Exams: Essays
I'm only a few pages into the first essay where Jamison recounts her experiences as a medical actor playing patient roles for med students. Already, this is very thoughtful and illuminating writing.Empathy isn’t just remembering to say that must really be hard—it’s figuring out how to bring difficul...
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it
I got my hands on an Advance Reader's copy of this book and words can almost not describe how thrilled I am that I did. Beautifully-written as much as it is thought-provoking. I will confess that I hate emotion; I hate expressing it, I hate the awkwardness of not knowing how to react when others exp...
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5.0 The Empathy Exams
“Empathy isn’t just listening, it’s asking the questions whose answers need to be listened to. Empathy requires inquiry as much as imagination. Empathy requires knowing you know nothing. Empathy means acknowledging a horizon of context that extends perpetually beyond what you can see.”- Leslie Jamis...
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