The Empathy Exams: Leslie Jamison and Olivia Laing

I think about a wound as a moment when inside and outside meet, or when the inside of the body is exposed is a way it shouldn't be.

Leslie Jamison’s essays deal with illness, art, running, loss, the female body and everything else besides. She joined us at the shop to discuss her work with the author Olivia Laing. The conversation touched on artificial sweeteners, the essay as a form and the difficulties of writing about pain.