I Am a Medical Actor

“[The scripts outline] not just what hurts but how to express it. They tell us how much to give away, and when. … The scripts dig deep into our fictive lives: the ages of our children and the diseases of our parents, the names of our husbands’ real-estate and graphic-design firms, the amount of weight we’ve lost in the past year, the amount of alcohol we drink each week.”

Source: The Believer

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