“Danielle Ofri is a finely gifted writer, a born storyteller as well as a born physician.”—Oliver Sacks, MD, author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
“A gifted storyteller, Ofri provides vivid details that bring readers right into the exam room with her . . . describing how her patients’ histories stirred her to practice medicine more compassionately, inspired her with their hope and fortitude.”─Sarah Halzack, Washington Pos
“Danielle Ofri’s new work presents the reader with artfully controlled chaos. . . . Brisk, fast-paced, and organized with an eye both to variety and recurrence.”─Rachel Hadas, Times Literary Supplement
“Her writing tumbles forth with color and emotion. She demonstrates an ear for dialogue, a humility about the limits of her medical training, and an extraordinary capacity to be touched by human suffering.”—Jan Gardner, Boston GlobeFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
About the Author
is an attending physician at Bellevue Hospital and the cofounder and editor-in-chief of the Bellevue Literary Review
. Her previous books are Singular Intimacies
(Beacon / 7251-6 / $18.00 pb) and Incidental Findings(Beacon / 7267-7 / $15.00 pb).
Ofri writes frequently for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times,
CNN.com, and other publications.