Random Recommendation Guest Post: The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison

This recommendation comes from Josh Plattner. Check out his website and follow him on twitter @JoshPlattner. Empathy Exams (2014) by Leslie Jamison

Here Jamison offers us the chance to think more deeply about what it means to empathize with other people. Drawing on her work as a medical actor and personal experience of illness and injury, Jamison considers profound questions like "How should we care about one another?" and "How can we feel another’s pain, especially when pain can be assumed, distorted, or performed?" Her essays have appeared in Believer, Harper’s, Oxford American, A Public Space, and Tin House. The Gin Closet, Jamison's novel, came out in 2010.

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