Leslie Jamison in Conversation with Michelle Orange

Leslie Jamison’s The Empathy Exams is a refreshingly frank inquiry into her often self-denying, always complicated complicity with the suffering of others. In these essays, Jamison interviews an incarcerated man who used to be a long-distance runner, examines the limits of a tourist's undertsanding after being mugged in Nicaragua, and probes the psychological mysteries of Morgellons Disease. Dwight Garner in The New York Times writes that Jamison "calls to mind writers as disparate as Joan Didion and John Jeremiah Sullian as she interrogates the palpitations of not just her own trippy heart but of all of ours." With Michelle Orange, critic and author of This Is Running for your Life.

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Published: FSG Originals - February 12th, 2013