New Yorker Review of Life: A Critical User's Manual

The New Yorker has featured Life: A Critical User's Manual, by Didier Fassin, James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science, among its "Briefly Noted" book reviews for the week of October 22.

The New Yorker calls Fassin's book "provocative," writing:

"Fassin points to the force-feeding of hunger strikers in prisons to illustrate that merely keeping people alive is an insufficient stance to hold, when 'self-realization' is impossible without conditions that make life bearable."

Read more at The New Yorker.