Philip A. Lederer M.D.

Editors and agents, I could use your assistance with the following manuscripts:

Leave Not Hope Behind

My father Albert Lederer wrote Leave Not Hope Behind regarding his years in prison from 1969-1972 for hashish possession and the parole and expungement process (his manuscript is complete and is unpublished). I wrote a forward for the book regarding the need for a movement towards decarceration. My dad died of natural causes in October 2020. His book is ready to be shared with anyone who might help shepherd it to publication.

The Beltline

The Beltline is a novel which I wrote in 2017. This is the story of Dr. Leo Emerson, an infectious diseases physician who discovers that a deadly superbug bacteria is being transmitted on white coats. Leo’s journey to save the world from disaster takes him to rural Mozambique, Namibia, and back for a showdown at the White House with the President of the United States of America. (The manuscript is complete and is unpublished).

A Right to Health: Medical Education in Mozambique

For this book, I compiled interviews with approximately two dozen Mozambican physicians, nurses, and other health care workers between 2011-2012. (This manuscript is almost complete and is unpublished).

Health and Healing

Health and Healing is a novel I am currently writing. The story centers on Dr. Levy, a bubble-gum chewing physician suffering from burnout and a problematic marriage. (The book is currently being written; assistance with editing and publishing would be helpful).