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The Empathy Exams: Essays by Leslie Jamison

The Empathy Exams: Essays (original 2014; edition 2014)

by Leslie Jamison (Author)

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Title:The Empathy Exams: Essays
Authors:Leslie Jamison (Author)
Info:Graywolf Press (2014), Edition: 1, 256 pages
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The Empathy Exams: Essays by Leslie Jamison (2014)



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  kemilyh1988 | Apr 12, 2019 |
The essays were interesting enough but some seemed to veer far from the main theme of empathy. I think the author's personal experiences make up too much of the book. Maybe I think it's too much because I don't find her easy to relate to. She's a strange combination of suffering and privilege. ( )
  3njennn | Nov 25, 2018 |
Deep empathy...defies characterization…honest & thought provoking... #Psychology ( )
  iSatyajeet | Nov 21, 2018 |
This one didn't do much for me; I found the writing pretty frustrating. ( )
  JBD1 | Apr 5, 2018 |
Mesmerizing in the way of a fatal car wreck in that there is so much pain in these stories, pain to spare. The wondrous thing about this collection is the deep and faraway differences in how humans interpret, communicate, and interact with internal and external pain. I alternated among reassured, angry, hopeful, forlorn, proud, and embarrassed. Stunningly unique way this collection captures and puts on display the most primitive emotions for each of us to draw our own lessons. ( )
  MelissiaLenox | Jan 13, 2018 |
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A collection of essays explores empathy, using topics ranging from street violence and incarceration to reality television and literary sentimentality to ask questions about people's understanding of and relationships with others.

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