Jamison has drawn comparisons to Joan Didion, and that's undeniable. And though maybe a book that is basically critical thinking isn't the sexiest thing in the world, this book will change you. It will challenge and change you (no, not Liz, but those of us with a soul). If you love Didion and are wondering which writers are on the cusp of carrying the torch, I would say you must read Leslie Jamison, Rebecca Solnit, and John Jeremiah Sullivan. Good for your soul.
Leslie Jamison will be at the Texas Book Festival on Saturday October 25th at 10:45 in the Capital Extension Room E2.016. I'll be there, come say hello.