Books Leslie Jamison Books by Leslie Jamison Leslie Jamison has written books about: Nonfiction Biography & Memoir History & Society Science & Health Faith & Spirituality Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Leslie Jamison NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2018's Great Reads November 27, 2018 The Book Concierge is back! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Review Books 'The Recovering' Chronicles Addiction In Lush, Caressing Detail April 7, 2018 Author Leslie Jamison's new memoir of her years of alcoholism walks in the paths of drunken icons like Raymond Carver and John Cheever, describing the effects of intoxicants with gorgeous, exact care. Review Book Reviews 'Empathy Exams' Is A Virtuosic Manifesto Of Human Pain April 3, 2014 Leslie Jamison's new book of essays, The Empathy Exams, combines the intellectual and the emotional to explore the humanizing effect of empathy. Heller McAlpin calls it a "soaring performance."