BOOKS: RAGE INSIDE, RAGE OUTSIDE

A MEDICAL CRISIS LAUNCHES A WRITER'S EXPLORATION OF SELF

THE MEMOIR CAN BE A DANGEROUS literary form, especially when it is the work of a gifted writer embarked on a voyage to discover some elusive personal truth. In Heart: A Memoir (Warner Books; 323 pages; $22.95), Lance Morrow, a writer and essayist for TIME since 1965, does not shrink from the realization that the surest path toward self-discovery is self-disclosure. In an effort to heal body and spirit following a second coronary-bypass operation at the relatively young age of 52, he was determined to seek out the sources of the internalized anger that had twice threatened to choke off his...

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