Taking the World in for Repairs by Richard Selzer
A collection of a dozen short stories, essays, and memoirs originally published in 1986, and now available in trade paperback. Richard Selzer retired as a surgeon in 1984 to write about his profession. His books include Letters to a Young Doctor, Confessions of a Knife, Mortal Lessons, Rituals of Surgery, and most recent, Raising the Dead.
The 984th greatest nonfiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 100 Major Works of Modern Creative Nonfiction (About.com)