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Phoning home : essays, Jacob M. Appel

Label
Phoning home : essays
Title
Phoning home
Title remainder
essays
Statement of responsibility
Jacob M. Appel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Phoning Home is a collection of entertaining and thought-provoking essays featuring the author's quirky family, his Jewish heritage, and his New York City upbringing. Jacob M. Appel's recollections and insights, informed and filtered by his advanced degrees in medicine, law, and ethics, not only inspire nostalgic feelings but also offer insight into contemporary medical and ethical issues. At times sardonic and at others self-deprecating, Appel lays bare the most private aspects of his emotional life. "We'd just visited my grandaunt in Miami Beach, the last time we would ever see her. I had my two travel companions, Fat and Thin, securely buckled into the backseat of my mother's foul-tempered Dodge Dart, " writes Appel of his family vacation with his two favorite rubber cat toys. Shortly thereafter Fat and Thin were lost forever--beginning, when Appel was just six years old, what he calls his "private apocalypse." Both erudite and full-hearted, Appel recounts storylines ranging from a bout of unrequited love gone awry to the poignant romance of his grandparents. We learn of the crank phone calls he made to his own family, the conspicuous absence of Jell-O at his grandaunt's house, and family secrets long believed buried. The stories capture the author's distinctive voice--a blend of a physician's compassion and an ethicist's constant questioning. "--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Appel, Jacob M.
Dewey number
  • 610.92
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT275.A768
LC item number
A3 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Appel, Jacob M
  • Appel, Jacob M
  • Physicians
  • Lawyers
  • Bioethicists
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
Label
Phoning home : essays, Jacob M. Appel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1572630
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
177 pages
Isbn
9781611173710
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013042682
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1572630
  • (OCoLC)861774786
Label
Phoning home : essays, Jacob M. Appel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1572630
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
177 pages
Isbn
9781611173710
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013042682
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1572630
  • (OCoLC)861774786

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