A brief update:
Last week I recorded a half hour interview with Richard Heffner on The Open Mind. It will be broadcast in the coming weeks. I will post the date and time once I have it.
Thank you for the beautiful letters which keep coming. I am especially gratified by members of the medical profession who have taken the book to heart and are helping to spread the word.
The new (May 24) issue of The New York Review of Books has an excellent review of Immortal Bird by Jerome Groopman. It is the lead review and it is called The Lost Patient. On the cover, the headline reads “When Doctors Go Wrong.”
Groopman, Chair of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and staff writer in medicine and biology at the New Yorker, writes from a place of deep knowledge–he even trained at Damon’s hospital, New York Presbyterian/Columbia Univerity Medical Center. But what is most impressive about the piece is that he writes from the heart, confessing that the book was so wrenching, “I had to put it down several times.” He gives Damon’s story enormous sympathy and appreciation, and writes with exquisite sensitivity and care.
I will report soon on upcoming readings and media appearances but for now I recommend Groopman’s superb essay-cum-review.