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CollectionsYour library (3,207), Wishlist (16), Currently reading (3), Ebooks (2), To read (1), BLib (281), HLib (4), All collections (3,225)

Reviews85 reviews

TagsAmerican history (335), American literature (327), (327), blib (282), religion (279), history of medicine (174), fiction (164), poetry (142), social criticism (122), philosophy (119) — see all tags

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About meI am a historian of medicine, teaching in the Science, Technology and Society Program at Penn State University.

GroupsAll Things Discworldian - The Guild of Pratchett Fans, American History, Ask LibraryThing, Bikes and Bicycles, Cycles, Cyclists and Bikers, Bloggers, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Can you recommend....., Children's Fiction, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Dystopian novelsshow all groups

Favorite authorsM. T. Anderson, Sherwood Anderson, Samuel Beckett, Wendell Berry, Ray Bradbury, Albert Camus, John Dominic Crossan, Don DeLillo, Charles Dickens, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Barbara Ehrenreich, T. S. Eliot, Ralph Ellison, Louise Erdrich, Paul Farmer, David Halberstam, Langston Hughes, Ivan Illich, Robinson Jeffers, Tracy Kidder, Arthur Kleinman, Milan Kundera, Mark Kurlansky, Stanisław Lem, Denise Levertov, Philip Levine, Walter Mosley, Alice Munro, Tawni O'Dell, Terry Pratchett, J. D. Salinger, Jonathan Schell, Steven Shapin, Wisława Szymborska, Mark Twain (Shared favorites)


Favorite librariesCase Western Reserve University - Kelvin Smith Library, Cleveland Public Library - Main, Penn State University Libraries

Other favoritesJohns Hopkins - Homewood Campus


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Real nameJesse F. Ballenger

LocationCentral Pennsylvania

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceAug 9, 2006

Currently readingArrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis
The Best American Essays 2011: The Best American Series by Edwidge Danticat
After Freud Left: A Century of Psychoanalysis in America by John C. Burnham

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Your review of John Sayle's Moment in the Sun just put that behemoth upon the summit of my now top heavy and tottering tbr pile. Thanks!
After reading your page, I see why we have a number of books in common. I just got my doctorate in medical humanities, and I note with interest that Penn offers it as a minor. Its a wonderful area that crosses so many disciplines and offers such diversity of thought.
Hello there, Your Highness; thanks for the nod. You have a very interesting library and, it seems, a great gig!
Thank you for sharing your blog. I spend a large part of my time working with both secular and catholic organizations on social justice issues, and it's always great to read the perspectives of others. So, thank you!


ps: I love your screenname!

Word to your review of [State of Fear]. Hope you don't mind that my review merely provides a link to yours.

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