The Fiction Prescription

At the end of my last review,  Our Daily Bread by Lauren B. Davis,  I listed a few thoughts I had as a result of reading this book.  After reading my thoughts, Cecilia @ Only You provided me with a link to For Better Social Skills, Scientists Recommend a Little Chekhov.  In a nutshell, scientists found that “after reading literary fiction, as opposed to popular fiction or serious non-fiction, people performed better on tests measuring empathy, social perception, and emotional intelligence…”

Thank you Cecilia!  

Reading that article led me to wonder:  Do some doctors prescribe fiction?

And I found this:  The Fiction Prescription: Bibliotherapist Ella Berthoud sheds light on what it means to be a ‘Book Doctor’.  I think this would be a very cool job.

Now I would like to have a look at this book:

18462942Is anyone familiar with this book or had any experience with Book Doctors?

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