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Gutkind, Lee

Overview
Works: 117 works in 279 publications in 2 languages and 19,388 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies  History  Literature  Essays  Creative nonfiction  Anecdotes  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PN3377.5.R45, 808.02
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Almost human : making robots think by Lee Gutkind( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,017 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 )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 887 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
Many sleepless nights : the world of organ transplantation by Lee Gutkind( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the ordeal of patients who have embraced this last chance to hold on to life, the intricate medical procedures that can save them, the surgeons and nurses who work in this emotionally- charged world, and the ethics which complicate this "miracle" high-tech therapy. Also outlines the history of organ transplantation and tells the story of large and complex medical teams behind the operation
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 )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 779 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
I wasn't strong like this when I started out : true stories of becoming a nurse by Lee Gutkind( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 648 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
Keep it real : everything you need to know about researching and writing creative nonfiction( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 634 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
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 466 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
The art of creative nonfiction : writing and selling the literature of reality by Lee Gutkind( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 456 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
An unspoken art : profiles of veterinary life by Lee Gutkind( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of veterinary medicine, from the care of domestic pets to zoo animals
Creative nonfiction : how to live it and write it by Lee Gutkind( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through writing samples, anecdotes, and exercises, explains how to write nonfiction in an entertaining way
Twelve breaths a minute : end-of-life essays( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best seat in baseball, but you have to stand! : the game as umpires see it by Lee Gutkind( Book )

6 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fascinating and revealing look inside the lives of umpires, from the godfather of creative nonfiction In 1974, Lee Gutkind walked into Shea Stadium, then home of the New York Mets, with an unusual proposal. He wanted to chronicle one of the least celebrated cadres in professional baseball: the umpires. Gutkind spent one exhilarating season traveling with the officiating crew he found that day--Doug Harvey, Nick Colosi, Harry Wendelstedt, and Art Williams, the first African American umpire in National League history. Gutkind's narrative reveals much about the peculiarities of the men charged with the?thankless and impossible task of invoking order????????their work ethic, fallibility, and perhaps most strikingly, their pride. As resonant today as when it was first published, The Best Seat in Baseball, But You Have to Stand! is an engrossing story of the men who work on one of the nation's biggest stages, their victories and their failures, and their inner worlds that are rarely--if ever--explored
Stuck in time : the tragedy of childhood mental illness by Lee Gutkind( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 380 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 essayist at work : profiles of creative nonfiction writers( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 357 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
Show me all your scars : true stories of living with mental illness by Lee Gutkind( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 295 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
Anatomy of baseball( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 273 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
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 269 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
Same time next week : true stories of working through mental illness( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 262 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
An immense new power to heal : the promise of personalized medicine by Lee Gutkind( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 222 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.)
True stories, well told : from the first 20 years of creative nonfiction Magazine( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects twenty true stories about a wide range of topics, from healthcare to monarch butterflies
 
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Almost human : making robots think
Alternative Names
Gutkind, Lee

Lee Gutkind American writer

グートキンド, リー

Languages
English (107)

Chinese (4)

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