Book Club May 21: ‘The Empathy Exams’

source empathy examsThe next Paws & Effect Book Club selection is a collection of non-fiction essays “The Empathy Exams” by Leslie Jamieson. Winner of a Greywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, the collection explores empathy in an age full of media, technology, poverty, and violence. An editorial review of the book states:

see Beginning with her experience as a medical actor who was paid to act out symptoms for medical students to diagnose, Leslie Jamison’s visceral and revealing essays ask essential questions about our basic understanding of others: How should we care about each other? How can we feel another’s pain, especially when pain can be assumed, distorted, or performed?


king tiger viagra “At its heart, everything that Paws & Effect does—through its volunteers, its service animals, Pet Partners, and other programs—relates to improving how we relate to each other,” says Executive Director Nicole Shumate. “This book is a natural fit for engaging in that conversation.”

click The book club discussion will take place starting 6:30 p.m., Sun., May 21, at Barnes & Noble, Shoppes At Three Fountains watch 4550 University Ave, West Des Moines, Iowa.

viagrageneric The book is available at Barnes & Noble, and via the company website here.