For those of you dreading Thanksgiving

You are not alone.
Maybe greatest cultural cross-over country song title ever.

Author: Harold Pollack

Harold Pollack is Helen Ross Professor of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He has served on three expert committees of the National Academies of Science. His recent research appears in such journals as Addiction, Journal of the American Medical Association, and American Journal of Public Health. He writes regularly on HIV prevention, crime and drug policy, health reform, and disability policy for American Prospect,, and other news outlets. His essay, "Lessons from an Emergency Room Nightmare" was selected for the collection The Best American Medical Writing, 2009. He recently participated, with zero critical acclaim, in the University of Chicago's annual Latke-Hamentaschen debate.

2 thoughts on “For those of you dreading Thanksgiving”

  1. Nice. On a related note, it is peculiarly British to wince at the cloying sentimentality of "loved ones" as the stock phrase for "relatives" after loss of life in a disaster? The title of Evelyn Waugh's 1948 satire The Loved Oneon American funeral practices assumes this. Grief. loss and responsibility do not require love, let alone liking. though these surely make the pain more acute.

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