Paul Goldberg first heard a Moscow myth about Jews using blood for religious rituals when he was 10, in 1969. By the time he immigrated to the US in 1973, he had gathered the massive collection of Moscow stories which underpin his debut novel, The Yid. As a reporter, Goldberg has written two books about the Soviet human rights movement, The Final Act and The Thaw Generation (with Ludmilla Alexeyeva). He is the editor and publisher of The Cancer Letter, a weekly publication focused on the business and politics of cancer, and coauthor (with Otis Brawley) of a book about the American healthcare system, How We Do Harm. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and elsewhere, and he has been featured on 60 Minutes, 20/20, CNN, and NPR. He lives in Washington, DC.
A debut novel of daring originality, The Yid guarantees that you will never think of Stalinist Russia, Shakespeare, theater, Yiddish, or history the same way again.
How We Do Harm
Otis Webb Brawley, M.D., with Paul Goldberg
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
How We Do Harm exposes the underbelly of healthcare today—the overtreatment of the rich, the under treatment of the poor, the financial conflicts of interest that determine the care that...