The Resource Phoning home : essays, Jacob M. Appel, (electronic resource)

Phoning home : essays, Jacob M. Appel, (electronic resource)

Label
Phoning home : essays
Title
Phoning home
Title remainder
essays
Statement of responsibility
Jacob M. Appel
Creator
Contributor
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 range from the humorous to the poignant and capture the author's distinctive voice-a blend of a physician's compassion and an ethicist's constant questioning
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1973-
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Appel, Jacob M.
Dewey number
610.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Appel, Jacob M
  • Appel, Jacob M
  • Physicians
  • Lawyers
  • Bioethicists
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Phoning home : essays, Jacob M. Appel, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12070950
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Publication
Distribution
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT12070950
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12070950
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12070950
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Phoning home : essays, Jacob M. Appel, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12070950
Publication
Distribution
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
Control code
MWT12070950
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12070950
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12070950
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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