SHEM, Samuel. (Stephen J. Bergman). American, b. 1944. Genres: Novels, Plays/Screenplays, Education, Psychology, Self help. Career: Psychiatrist, novelist, playwright, educator, and venture capitalist. Harvard Medical School, clinical instructor in psychiatry and chair of clinical projects in the Division on Addictions; Wellesley College, affiliated scholar at the Stone Center; Center for Gender Relations, Boston, MA, codirector with wife, Janet Surrey. Publications: NOVELS: The House of God, 1978; Fine, 1984; Mount Misery, 1997. NONFICTION: (with J. Surrey) We Have to Talk: Healing Dialogues between Women and Men. PLAYS: The Shem Plays (includes Room for One Woman and Napoleon's Dinner), 1979; Room for One Woman (one-act), 1979; Napoleon's Dinner (one-act), 1979; Courtenay's Gym, 1983; (with J. Surrey) Bill W. and Dr. Bob, 1994; The Life at Ground Zero. Work represented in anthologies. TELEVISION SCREENPLAYS: several episodes of ABC's STAT.
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