Here’s a book review of Leslie Jamison’s collection of essays on illness and empathy, “The Empathy Exams.” Since March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, I have decided to do my featured posts (book review, pop culture, essay, writing update and extra pop culture content) related to brain injury or illness. This is my book review. “The Empathy Exams” is a book of essays on injury, recovery, illness and empathy instead of specifically on brain injury.
My monthly book review is a timely review of Ronan Farrow’s “Catch and Kill” considering he writes about Hollywood and the Oscar nominations were just announced last week. This book chronicles the reporting Farrow did on Harvey Weinstein (disgraced former Hollywood film producer).
A book review of “Eligible” by Curtis Sittenfeld which is a modern retelling of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice.”
A monthly book review for September of the dual memoir of podcast hosts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, entitled “Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered.”
Since I’m still stranded on memoir-writing island, this month’s book recommendation/review is on a memoir: Mary Karr’s “The Liars’ Club.”
A monthly book review of “Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies of a Silicon Valley Startup” by John Carreyrou. The book is a gripping and fascinating read of crazy greed and ambition that you wish was fiction but isn’t. It’s a biography of former Silicon Valley entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes and her failed startup Theranos.