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Doron Weber on Immortal Bird Aftermath

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Immortal Bird Update: TV & Radio Interviews, Readings, Prizes

Immortal Bird Update: TV & Radio Interviews, Readings, Prizes.


Immortal Bird Update: TV & Radio Interviews, Readings, Prizes

There has been a flurry of activity surrounding Immortal Bird in the past month, with the New York Review of Books essay by Jerome Groopman attracting significant attention from diverse quarters.

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.

Tomorrow Friday June 1 at 3:45 pm I will be interviewed for fifteen minutes by Ira Flatow on Science Friday on WNYC-93.9 FM.

Next Tuesday June 5 at 6 pm I will do a reading from Immortal Bird as part of the Booksmith Author Reading Series at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, Mass.

On Friday June 8, 5:30-7:30 we will award the Damon Weber Theatre Prize at Brooklyn Technical High School to a student who excels in acting, directing or writing for the theatre.

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.

When Doctors Go Wrong: New York Review of Books on Immortal Bird

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.


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