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Leslie Jamison

Leslie Jamison is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Recovering and The Empathy Exams , and the novel The Gin Closet . She is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine , and her work has appeared in publications including the Atlantic , Harper's , the New York Times Book Review , the Oxford American , and the Virginia Quarterly Review . She directs the graduate nonfiction program at Columbia University and lives in Brooklyn with her family.