What's Wrong With Sentimentality?

What's Wrong With Sentimentality?
Sometimes, it means taking a bus ride through Los Angeles's gang-ridden neighborhoods, or watching a former addict bleed and sweat and grow blisters as he tries to run a hundred miles, or visiting a man in jail. Leslie Jamison has done all that, and …
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Leslie Jamison connects with 'The Empathy Exams'
In her remarkable new essay collection, "The Empathy Exams," Leslie Jamison looks long and hard at what it means to feel empathy. "Empathy isn't just listening to, it's asking the questions whose answers need to be listened to. Empathy requires inquiry …
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