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Brooklyn Zoo: The Education of a Psychotherapist. Clinical psychologist & journalist Lockman writes about her intern year at Brooklyn’s Kings County Hospital, detailing her rotations in forensic psychology, the psych. emergency room, an inpatient unit, & as a “consultation liaison” with medical staff. She captures the hopeless dreariness of the place. Above all, Lockman illustrates how difficult it is to engage patients with serious psychiatric illnesses. For Kim...
Living with Honor: A Memoir by America's First Living Medal of Honor Recipient Since the Vietnam War
"And don’t be fooled by the eyeroll-inducing publisher synopsis (which features the phrase “kaleidoscopic tour de force of cultural observation and seductive storytelling”) — Andersen’s style is anything but self-important or clichéd; a master of simple yet tremendously evocative narrative, he moves swiftly between well-timed wit, without a hint of smugness, and (I’ll give Random House that) keen cultural observation." Link to Brainpickings.org with embedded link to the book's first chapter.