About the Author
Perri Klass is a pediatrician who writes fiction and non-fiction. She writes about children and families, about medicine, about food and travel, and about knitting. She is the author of a novel, The Mercy Rule, and several works of non-fiction, including Treatment Kind and Fair: Letters to a Young Doctor, written in the form of letters to her older son as he starts medical school, and A Not Entirely Benign Procedure. She lives in New York City, where she is Professor of Journalism and Pediatrics at New York University, and she has three children of her own. She is also National Medical Director of Reach Out and Read, a national literacy organization which works through doctors and nurses to promote parents reading aloud to young children.