We are so happy that, as a result of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam receiving a copy of The Other Dr. Gilmer: Two Men, A Murder, And An Unlikely Fight For Justice, Vincent Gilmer has been conditionally pardoned. Because of Dr. Gilmer’s book and all the support of our readers, a good man is more able to move towards healing. The paperback edition is out today, March 7th, and if you haven’t yet read this powerful true story, now is the perfect time to get your hands on a copy

The Other Dr. Gilmer is the expanded tale of one of the most popular episodes of This American Life. It deals with the shocking tale of Dr. Vince Gilmer, a respected physician in rural North Carolina who strangled his ailing father and then returned to work at his clinic as if nothing had happened. Dr. Benjamin Gilmer, a new medical resident at the same practice who coincidentally shares Vince’s last name, became obsessed with finding out what happened. As you follow Benjamin’s quest to uncover the truth, you’ll be pulled into a fascinating world of small-town politics, medical ethics, and the struggle to understand the darker corners of the human psyche. 

The New York Times called it “A mesmerizing story…[that] makes for a wrenching, maddening, compelling book.”

This gripping tale explores the mysterious illness that contributed to Vince’s actions, but it also investigates the vital question: In a country with the highest incarceration rates in the world, what would it look like if we prioritized healing rather than punishment? 

You can get an exclusive look at the first chapter here, and learn more about Vince and how you can help support the cause here.

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P.S. IA is also celebrating our 17th and 18th NYT Bestsellers in January: The Creative Act by Rick Rubin, and The Good Life by Robert Waldinger and Marc Schulz. Both are available wherever you get books!