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The Resource Phoning home : essays, Jacob M. Appel

Phoning home : essays, Jacob M. Appel

Label
Phoning home : essays
Title
Phoning home
Title remainder
essays
Statement of responsibility
Jacob M. Appel
Creator
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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Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Appel, Jacob M.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Appel, Jacob M
  • Appel, Jacob M
  • Appel, Jacob M
  • Physicians
  • Lawyers
  • Bioethicists
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • Bioethicists
  • Families
  • Lawyers
  • Physicians
  • United States
Label
Phoning home : essays, Jacob M. Appel
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Phoning Home -- Two Cats, Fat and Thin -- Mr. Odd and Mr. Even -- The Man Who Was Not My Grandfather -- Caesura-Antwerp, 1938 -- Sudden Death-A Eulogy -- An Absence of Jell-O -- She Loves Me Not -- Opting Out -- Charming and Devoted -- Livery -- Our Incredible Shrinking Discourse -- Divided Expectations
Control code
ocn877868667
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611173727
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv6vp8fx
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)877868667
Label
Phoning home : essays, Jacob M. Appel
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Phoning Home -- Two Cats, Fat and Thin -- Mr. Odd and Mr. Even -- The Man Who Was Not My Grandfather -- Caesura-Antwerp, 1938 -- Sudden Death-A Eulogy -- An Absence of Jell-O -- She Loves Me Not -- Opting Out -- Charming and Devoted -- Livery -- Our Incredible Shrinking Discourse -- Divided Expectations
Control code
ocn877868667
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611173727
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv6vp8fx
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)877868667

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