Author Archives: John Sloan

About John Sloan

John Sloan is a senior academic physician in the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia, and has spent most of his 40 years' practice caring for the frail elderly in Vancouver. He is the author of "A Bitter Pill: How the Medical System is Failing the Elderly", published in 2009 by Greystone Books. His innovative primary care practice for the frail elderly has been adopted by Vancouver Coastal Health and is expanding. Dr. Sloan lectures throughout North America on care of the elderly.

Bully Market. Jamie Higgins.

Higgins, Jamie. Bully Market. Simon & Schuster, New York, 2020. NF/F 9/22 This is a memoir by a woman who at her up-from-poverty parents’ insistence joined the Wall Street giant Goldman Sachs. Through persistence, smarts (she was a math major) … Continue reading

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The Candy House. Jennifer Egan.

Egan, Jennifer. The Candy House. Scribners New York 2022. F;9/22. This book by one of my favourite authors is a semi-sequel to her very successful 2010 A Visit From the Goon Squad. I went back and read Goon Squad again … Continue reading

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The Personality Brokers. Merve Emre.

Emre, Merve. The Personality Brokers. Random House Toronto, 2018. NF; 8/22. This with its subtitle of The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing is a well-researched story of the Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory (MBPI), now recognized the world over and in … Continue reading

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Fired Up about Capitalism. Tom Malleson.

Malleson, Tom. Fired Up about Capitalism. Between the Lines, Toronto, 2016. NF;7/22. Surely some revelation is at hand; Surely the Second Coming is at hand – W B Yeats Tom Malleson is the brilliant son of dear friends of ours, … Continue reading

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The Great Delusion. John Mearsheimer.

Mearsheimer, John. The Great Delusion. Yale, New Haven, 2018. NF; 6/22. Mearsheimer is a political scientist and specialist in international relations, known for his orientation referred to as realism. In this plain-spoken at times colloquial book he is devastatingly critical … Continue reading

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Motherhood. Sheila Heti.

Heti, Sheila. Motherhood. Vintage Canada, Toronto, 2018. F; 5/22. If you want more of what is already going on, have a baby. If you want things to change, don’t. – Old Anonymous Doctor In this ambitious brave dive into a … Continue reading

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Acquafarina, Vancouver.

May 2022 “Our creative kitchen team reimagines and elevates traditional Italian classics with luxurious artistry. Polished service is provided by an award-winning beverage team and front-of-house staff that are best in class.” So goes the commentary on one of the … Continue reading

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Cosmogony. Lucy Ives.

Ives, Lucy. Cosmogony: Stories. Soft Skull, New York, 2022. F; 4/22. Cosmogony denotes scientific theories about the origin of the universe, particularly the solar system. Ms. Ives wrote a great story I read a while ago that led me to … Continue reading

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Ancora Ambleside, West Vancouver.

April 2022 This second location of the excellent Japanese/Peruvian restaurant in Vancouver opened in 2019 across the street from the Ambleside waterfront. Viaggio Hospitality, Ancora’s owners, also have four hotels and some casual dining places in southern BC. No question … Continue reading

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A Room With a View. E M Forster.

Forster, E M. A Room With a View. Edward Arnold London 1908. F; 3/22. I read something else by Forster many many years ago and remember enjoying it but can’t recall the title. This one got me interested as I … Continue reading

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