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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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    Juliet's Nurse

    Lois Leveen 9781476757445

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Married to Bhutan: How One Woman Got Lost, Said "I Do," and Found Bliss by Linda Leaming
Married to Bhutan: How One Woman Got Lost, Said

Judith Sanborn, May 19, 2013

Even if you've never heard of Bhutan or you don't have any desire to travel to Bhutan, this book is a beautifully written story of the simplicity of the Bhutanese people. They are considered the happiest people in the world. They live very simple, kind lives and have a great sense of community. We are very privileged to live in America, but with all that privilege, we live very complex and complicated lives. This book reminds us that there may be a way for us to simplify our lives and perhaps be happier while we enjoy the comforts of our American lifestyle. Traveling to Bhutan in October was the motivation to read this book, but I would recommend it to anyone who just wants some inspiration.
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They Marched into Sunlight: War and Peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967 by David Maraniss
They Marched into Sunlight: War and Peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967

Judith Sanborn, July 1, 2012

For me, this was a powerful story. It is non-fiction and is set in 1967. Maraniss writes about what is occurring in Vietnam in 1967 while writing also about the anti-war movement back in America at the same time. As we all know, the lives that were lost in Vietnam were mostly very young men, many of whom came from lower socio-economic circumstances and could not enter college for various reasons. Having visited Vietnam in 2011, I found the story fascinating. Somehow, we just don't learn from our past experiences.
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Lulu in the Sky: A Daughter of Cambodia Finds Love, Healing, and Double Happiness (P.S.) by Loung Ung
Lulu in the Sky: A Daughter of Cambodia Finds Love, Healing, and Double Happiness (P.S.)

Judith Sanborn, May 19, 2012

Perhaps because I have recently visited Cambodia, this book and Ung's other two books have had a powerful effect on me. Children at Angkor Wat were selling her first book "First They Killed My Father" and I wondered if they had any idea what this book was about, for they now live in a relatively stable country. Ung's story of courage, determination to survive in the face of a despotic regime, and then coming to the United States as a teenager and assimilating into a totally different culture successfully, makes one realize how fortunate we are to live in America.
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The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

Judith Sanborn, August 31, 2011

This book read like a novel for me. I could not put it down. Maybe it is because I am a Breast Cancer survivor that it had such a profound impact on me. I found it both encouraging and discouraging at the same time. I was encouraged by the dedication of the researchers who are working every day to find targeted therapies for different types of cancer. I was discouraged by the fact that there will probably never be a "cure" for cancer as we think of cures.

I was disheartened by the slowness of the FDA to approve drugs that could save lives and more recently heartened by the news that the FDA has expdedited the approval of some drugs that are targeted for certain types of cancer. Maybe progress is actually being made.

Of course the historical information about diagnosis was fascinating. By the end of the book, I began thinking of cancer as a devious, resistant, insidious entity that tries to outsmart all the efforts that are being made to eradicate it. Sometimes it succeeds and sometimes it fails.

Dr. Mukherjee gives us hope that the successes will soon over take the failures.
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