Search - List of Books by Samuel Shem

Samuel Shem is the pen-name of the American psychiatrist Stephen Joseph Bergman (1944-). His main works are The House of God and Mount Misery, both fictional but close-to-real first-hand descriptions of the training of doctors in the United States.

Bergman was a Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford in 1966, and was tutored by Denis Noble FRS, cardiac physiologist and later head of the Oxford Cardiac Electrophysiology Group. In an address to Dr. Noble's retirement party Balliol, he related that Denis Noble's response to Bergman's attempt to become a writer was to ply him with copious sherry.

He was an intern at Beth Israel Hospital (subsequently renamed Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) which inspired the book The House of God.

Bergman is as of 2005 professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, division of addictions. He lives in Newton, Massachusetts with his wife Janet Surrey and a daughter.

Shem's play Bill W. and Dr. Bob had an Off Broadway run at New World Stage in New York City. It ran for 132 performances and closed on June 10, 2007. The New York Times called it "An insightful new play."

His works are:
  • The House of God (1978)
  • Fine (1985)
  • Mount Misery (ISBN 0-8041-1555-9)
  • Bill W. and Dr. Bob (play on alcoholism and the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous - Bill W. and Dr Bob, 1990)
  • We Have to Talk: Healing Dialogues Between Men and Women (with Janet Surrey, 1999, ISBN 0-465-09114-8)
  • The Spirit of the Place (ISBN 978-0-87338-942-6, June 2008)
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Total Books: 36
The Spirit of the Place
2012 - The Spirit of the Place (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780425258781
ISBN-10: 0425258785
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The House of God
2010 - The House of God (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780425238097
ISBN-10: 0425238091
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Bill W and Dr Bob
2010 - Bill W and Dr Bob (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780573691744
ISBN-10: 0573691746
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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House of God
2008 - House of God (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783426638811
ISBN-10: 3426638819
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The House of God  The Classic Novel of Life and Death in an American Hospital
2003 - The House of God the Classic Novel of Life and Death in an American Hospital (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780385337380
ISBN-10: 0385337388
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Il faut qu'on se parle  construire un dialogue panouissant pour le couple
2001 - Il Faut Qu'on Se Parle Construire Un Dialogue Panouissant Pour Le Couple [Re] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782100053902
ISBN-10: 2100053906
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Orvilles Heimkehr
2001 - Orvilles Heimkehr (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783426660775
ISBN-10: 3426660776
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Doctor Fine
2000 - Doctor Fine [Deutsche Ausgabe] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783426618271
ISBN-10: 3426618273
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Mount Misery
2000 - Mount Misery (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783426614600
ISBN-10: 342661460X
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Alphabete der Liebe Warum Mann und Frau doch zusammenpassen
1999 - Alphabete Der Liebe Warum Mann Und Frau Doch Zusammenpassen (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783608919936
ISBN-10: 3608919937
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We Have to Talk  Healing Dialogues Between Men and Women
1999 - We Have to Talk Healing Dialogues Between Men and Women (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780465091140
ISBN-10: 0465091148
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nonfiction
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We Have to Talk  Healing Dialogues Between Women and Men
1998 - We Have to Talk Healing Dialogues Between Women and Men (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780465080632
ISBN-10: 0465080634
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nonfiction
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Mount Misery
1997 - Mount Misery (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780804115551
ISBN-10: 0804115559
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Fine
1986 - Fine (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780440125105
ISBN-10: 0440125103
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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The House of God The Classic Novel of Life and Death in an American Hospital
Weihnachtsmann mach du das mal
Weihnachtsmann Mach Du Das Mal (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783257231038
ISBN-10: 3257231032
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Hora Hore
Hora Hore (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788072034284
ISBN-10: 8072034286
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La Casa de Dios
La Casa De Dios [Panorama de Narrativas] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788433908759
ISBN-10: 8433908758
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Monte Miseria
Monte Miseria [Compactos Anagrama] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788433967756
ISBN-10: 8433967754
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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