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Ruth Shalit Barrett

  1. Can Leslie Jamison Top The Empathy Exams With Her Mega-Memoir of Addiction?The Recovering is a 534-page palimpsest of Jamison’s battle with alcoholism that doesn’t adhere to the typical recovery narrative structure.
  2. New Brainiac: Jason FurmanWhen Barack Obama named Jason Furman as his chief economic policy adviser back in June, the 37-year-old Harvard-trained economist was a controve […]
  3. The New Household Product: Cleaning Up With Restaurant GreaseIt’s about the least likely source for luxury hand soap one could imagine: restaurant grease bins. In 2004, Marshall Dostal, an ex–New Yorker wh […]