2021: #15 – Tropical Attire Encouraged (Alison Rosen)

As an indecisive control freak who’s always sure there’s something better around the corner, all my lesser qualities had come together at once to leave me paralyzed. I’ve long been a fan of Alison Rosen and her podcasts, so this was a fun read for me. I’ve always found her to be really relatable. It’s particularly poignant to read this now that she’s in a

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2021: #4 – Maybe You Should Talk to Someone (Lori Gottlieb)

I don’t think there was anything about this book I didn’t like. Gottlieb is a therapist who ended up there in a roundabout way. She started out a writer for TV, which then inspired her to pursue a medical career. But when she discovered that most medical specialties wouldn’t allow her to really get to know her patients, nor continue to write, she found psychotherapy

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2020: #27 – The Geography of Madness (Frank Bures)

Despite the promising title, this book landed solidly in the “ok” column for me. I was really expecting descriptions/experiences of many different syndromes, but despite mentioning a number of cultural syndromes, both Eastern and Western, the book focuses primarily on one. The focus is koro, or suo yang, which is a syndrome where the patient thinks their genitals are disappearing, or even being stolen. A compelling topic,

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