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On Typos

Three years ago, when the galleys of my book arrived, my mother, spouse, and I gazed down at them, excited by how, well, book-like they looked. A note from my editor informed us that it was our (my) job to find any errant comma or line break or typo. Since the galleys arrived on a [...]

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All About Old Age: The 5 Types of Aging Books

Recently, a pediatrician friend remarked that people – patients’ parents, friends, strangers she chats with briefly in airports and coffee lines – were always asking her for recommendations on the best books about childhood. I had to admit that I don’t get many requests about books on old age. That’s a shame, because there are [...]

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To Blog or Not to Blog?

This was the question a writing-inclined youngdoctor (UCSF palliative care fellow @lauraekoehn) and I faced recently. She had never blogged and felt ambivalent despite encouragement from our local GeriPal bloggerati, Eric Widera and Alex Smith. I blogged when my book first came out and then, well, I didn’t. We shared two key hesitations: the point is to [...]

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