Perri Klass, M.D., is a practicing pediatrician, an acclaimed author, and a Prize-winning journalist. Her recent books include Every Mother Is a Daughter with Sheila Solomon Klass, and Quirky Kids: Understanding and Helping Your Child Who doesn't Fit In with Eileen Costello, M.D. She is the Medical Director of the national literacy program Reach Out and Read, dedicated to promoting literacy as part of pediatric primary care. She is Professor of Journalism and Pediatrics at New York University, and lives in New York City.
"Klass tackles some of the most timely and controversial dilemmas that will confront newly minted physicians"
"New England Journal of Medicine"
"The literary treatment that Klass chose as the vehicle for her thoughts carries with it the kindness and fairness of centuries of wisdom seasoned with doubt and of age yearning to be of use to youth. Her book animates the doctor's plight and gift: no answers, but always questions."
"Pediatrician and journalist Klass delivers a vivid account of her experiences and lessons learned during medical school, residency, and as an attending physician... Her enthusiasm for the profession and ability to share her years of practice make this an excellent read for future medical students, medical professionals, and anyone interested in medicine."