No excuse zone: Physician and writer Andrew Bomback discusses craft and commitment on Behind the Prose
Think you don’t have time to write? Andrew Bomback is a physician and writer (with toddlers and a wife) but he’s still managed to write a novel, a textbook, many academic papers, and first-person essays.
On Sunday, February 15, he’ll join me in the virtual Behind the Prose studio. We’ll specifically be discussing his two nonfiction essays, “I Know That Elmo is Not a Child Molester” and “Errands” published on Full Grown People and in JAMA, respectively. “Errands” reached an audience of 300,000 readers and received an amazing response.
In both essays, I get a strong sense of Andrew’s voice and we’ll talk about how he conveys that voice in different genres. ****UPDATE*** JAMA HAS PROVIDED YOU WITH A FREE LINK TO ANDREW’S ESSAY!! THANK YOU JAMA!! HERE IT IS: If you’d like to get a copy of “Errands,” here is the citation info: Bomback A. Errands. JAMA. 2006; 295(7):731-733. doi:10.1001/jama.295.7.731.
Download the essays, read them, and be ready to call in with your questions about writing, life, and the writing life!
ANDREW BOMBACK is a physician and writer. He is the author of You’re Too Wonderful To Die, a novel, and Chronic Kidney Disease and Hypertension Essentials, a textbook. His essays have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Hobart, Essay Daily, Harlequin, For Every Year, Pharos, New England Journal of Medicine, and Journal of the American Medical Association.
Follow Andrew on Twitter at @asbomback