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Gutkind, Lee

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Works: 120 works in 327 publications in 3 languages and 19,523 library holdings
Genres: Creative nonfiction  Biography  Literature  Case studies  History  Essays  Anecdotes  Personal narratives  Juvenile works  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor
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I wasn't strong like this when I started out : true stories of becoming a nurse by Lee Gutkind( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume collects the stories of nurses at all stages of their careers: passionate, terrified, sometimes simply exhausted, as they discuss their experiences and the nursing profession, one of the most challenging and underappreciated jobs in the world. Often, nursing demands technical expertise; sometimes, as these stories reveal, patients also need something more basic: a hand to hold, or someone to listen closely. Being on the front lines of medicine requires empathy, fortitude, knowledge, and grace. Nurses, now, more than ever, are the backbone of the healthcare system, the first line in providing the best possible care for all patients
Many sleepless nights : the world of organ transplantation by Lee Gutkind( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surgery is the easier part of the battle, while the danger to the patient after surgery -- the immune system's natural tendency to "reject" the implanted organ -- has been a much more difficult and challenging area to conquer. Over the past thirty-five years, two generations of surgeons and scientists have attempted to unravel the secret of "immunosuppression," with as yet limited success. In addition to the surgeons and researchers, nurses, social workers, and procurement coordinators have contributed generously to early pioneering efforts. But it is the patients -- recipients of heart, kidney, and liver transplants -- who should be singled out for their courage. - Introduction
You can't make this stuff up : the complete guide to writing creative nonfiction--from memoir to literary journalism and everything in between by Lee Gutkind( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the genre of creative nonfiction and suggests techniques for writing stylized true stories, offering writing exercises and advice on scheduling, selecting subjects, framing, and editing
Almost human : making robots think by Lee Gutkind( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Author Lee Gutkind introduces us to Zoe, Groundhog, Grace, and Sandstorm - all of whom are robots designed to help humans or, in some cases, to replace them." "This realm of robots is controlled by engineers and software designers - the backbone of the robotics field. Gutkind joined this brilliant crew, following these roboticists and their bold conceptual machines from Pittsburgh to flooded coal mines to NASA bases and even to the Atacama, the most barren and arid desert on earth. Almost Human makes intelligible their discoveries and stumbling points, while opening our eyes to a world of mechanical mayhem with the promise to produce miracles."--Jacket
In fact : the best of Creative nonfiction( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creative nonfiction, also known as narrative nonfiction, liberated journalism by inviting writers to dramatize, interpret, speculate, and even re-create their subjects. Lee Gutkind collects twenty-five essays that flourished on this new ground, all originally published in the journal he founded, Creative nonfiction, now celebrating its tenth anniversary. Lauren Slater is a therapist in the institution where she was once a patient. John Edgar Wideman reacts passionately to the unjust murder of Emmett Till. Charles Simic tells of wild nights with Uncle Boris. John McPhee creates a rare, personal, album quilt. Terry Tempest Williams speaks on the decline of the prairie dog. Madison Smartt Bell invades Haiti. Many of the writers are crossing genres--from poetry and fiction to nonfiction--symbolic of Creative nonfiction's scope and popularity. A cross section of the famous and those bound to become so, this collection is a riveting experience highlighting the expanding importance of this dramatic and exciting new genre. A tenth anniversary collection of twenty-five narrative essays originally published in the journal, Creative nonfiction, includes Lauren Slater's discussion of her work as a therapist at an institution where she was once a patient, John Edgar Wideman's passionate reaction to the murder of Emmett Till, and John McPhee's personal album quilt
True stories, well told : from the first 20 years of creative nonfiction Magazine( )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects twenty true stories about a wide range of topics, from healthcare to monarch butterflies
Keep it real : everything you need to know about researching and writing creative nonfiction( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citing recent challenges to the classical process of writing autobiographically, an analysis of the discipline of writing creative nonfiction evaluates its boundaries in order to clarify how to write both truthfully and artfully
An immense new power to heal : the promise of personalized medicine by Lee Gutkind( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The successful completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 created both hope and hype with regard to advancements in medical therapies. The delineation of precise genetic information suggested the possibility of predicting an individual's future health as well as the theoretical ability to intervene and fix it. Nearly a decade later, Gutkind and Kennedy (writers who are well versed in exploring both the technical and personal sides of science and medicine) chronicle the growing pains of personalized medicine, a genomic-driven, individualized type of preventive health care with uniquely targeted treatments. Interviews with researchers, patients, physicians, and others in the genomic business lead the authors to conclude that although personalized medicine has plenty of power and promise, it has a long way to go before becoming the standard of medical care. Sequencing your own genome is already quite accessible and getting cheaper all the time. Managing and making sense of vast amounts of genetic data remain daunting." (Booklist, copyright 2012, American Library Association.)
An unspoken art : profiles of veterinary life by Lee Gutkind( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of veterinary medicine, from the care of domestic pets to zoo animals
The best seat in baseball, but you have to stand! : the game as umpires see it by Lee Gutkind( Book )

7 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To provide this unique - if controversial - look at major league baseball as umpires see it, Lee Gutkind spent the 1974 season traveling with the umpiring crew of Doug Harvey (crew chief), Nick Colosi, Harry Wendelstedt, and Art Williams, the first black umpire in the National League. The result is an honest, realistic, insightful study of the private and professional world of major league umpires: their prejudices and petty biases, their unbending pride in their performance, their inside perspectives on the game, and their bitter criticism of the abuse often directed at their profession and at their conduct. As relevant today as it was in 1974, this illustrated chronicle shows how little has changed in the lives and duties of umpires in the last quarter century."--BOOK JACKET
Becoming a doctor : from student to specialist : doctor-writers share their experiences( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Becoming a Doctor" portrays the arc of a doctor's life, from a medical student's first encounter with a cadaver to an intern's reliance on dance during a gruelling year in an inner-city hospital and an experienced doctor's ruminations on what it means to really listen to a patient's story
Stuck in time : the tragedy of childhood mental illness by Lee Gutkind( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 7.5 million children and adolescents in the United States suffer from serious mental health problems, yet only one-fifth receive treatment or services to alleviate their suffering and improve their conditions. To make matters worse, those who do succeed in penetrating the system often receive care that is inappropriate or overly severe
The art of creative nonfiction : writing and selling the literature of reality by Lee Gutkind( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guidelines for choosing topics, advice on conducting interviews and using electronic research tools, tips for focusing and structuring for maximum effectiveness, advice on working with editors and literary agents
Show me all your scars : true stories of living with mental illness by Lee Gutkind( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every year, one in four American adults suffers from a diagnosable mental health disorder. In these true stories, writers and their loved ones struggle as their worlds are upended. What do you do when your father kills himself, or your mother is committed to a psych ward, or your daughter starts hearing voices telling her to harm herselfor when you yourself hear such voices? Addressing bipolar disorder, OCD, trichillomania, self-harm, PTSD, and other diagnoses, these stories depict the difficulties and sorrows--and sometimes, too, the unexpected and surprising rewards--of living with mental illness
Twelve breaths a minute : end-of-life essays( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology with the reflections of family members, nurses, physicians, and hospice workers as they care for the dying. From publisher description
Creative nonfiction : how to live it and write it by Lee Gutkind( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through writing samples, anecdotes, and exercises, explains how to write nonfiction in an entertaining way
At the end of life : true stories about how we die by Francine Prose( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twenty-two personal narratives explores what should be done in the health care system with regards to death, dying, and palliative care
The essayist at work : profiles of creative nonfiction writers( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In creative nonfiction, writers must be poetic and journalistic. 'The Essayist at Work' discusses how to meet this dual demand, offering insight into the lifestyles, techniques, and literary philosophies of some of the genre's most respected writers."--Cover
Same time next week : true stories of working through mental illness( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects a series of intimate stories from people dealing with mental illness, describing the challenges they have faced and and how they have found hope
Anatomy of baseball( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweet, sometimes sentimental, essays penned by more than enough authors to field a team. Heavy-hitters George Plimpton and Frank Deford observe the overlooked virtues of playing right field and the mysterious ubiquity of the baseball cap. An excellent piece from Caitlin Horrocks introduces America to Pesapallo, a Finnish version of the game, while Rick Harsch battles it out with umpires as the manager of a ball team in Slovenia
 
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Gutkind, Lee

Lee Gutkind American writer

Lee Gutkind escritor estadounidense

Lee Gutkind schrijver uit Verenigde Staten van Amerika (1945-)

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In fact : the best of Creative nonfictionKeep it real : everything you need to know about researching and writing creative nonfictionAn unspoken art : profiles of veterinary lifeThe best seat in baseball, but you have to stand! : the game as umpires see itBecoming a doctor : from student to specialist : doctor-writers share their experiencesThe art of creative nonfiction : writing and selling the literature of realityTwelve breaths a minute : end-of-life essaysCreative nonfiction : how to live it and write it