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Leslie Jamison

7 articles
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The Devil's Bait

Exploring the riddle of Morgellons disease: sufferers feel things crawling under their skin and hardly anyone believes them.

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Grand Unified Theory of Female Pain

An essay on the wounded woman.

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What's Wrong With Sentimentality?

Leslie Jamison, author of The Empathy Exams, on crying in movie theaters, “attention whores” and David Foster Wallace.

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The Empathy Exams

On medical acting and real pain.

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Make It Scream, Make It Burn

An analysis of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men and Cotton Tenants, the original manuscript.

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Fog Count

What prison does to a man.

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The Immortal Horizon

The story of the 100 mile Barkley Marathons.

What makes it so bad? No trail, for one. A cumulative elevation gain that’s nearly twice the height of Everest.