Strong at the Broken Places

Strong at the Broken Places

Voices of Illness, A Chorus of Hope

Book - 2008
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The remarkable story of five ordinary people trapped in the complex world of serious chronic illness. In this intimate portrait, journalist Cohen probes lives of sickness as these individuals struggle to cope. This book was born of the desire of many to share their stories in the hope that the sick and those who love them will see that they are not alone. Cohen spent three years chronicling the lives of five diverse "citizens of sickness" with ALS, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Crohn's disease, muscular dystrophy, and bipolar disorder. Though each individual's illness wreaks havoc in a different way, Cohen shows how their experiences are strikingly similar and offer lessons for us all--on self-determination, on courage in the face of adversity and public ignorance, on keeping hope alive, and on finding strength and peace under the most difficult of circumstances.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Harper, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060763114
0060763116
Branch Call Number: 616.044 Cohen
616.044 Cohen
WT 500 C678 2008
Characteristics: xviii, 332 p. : port. ; 20 cm

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Nov 17, 2012

So very honest and insightful. Demonstrates the importance of prioritzing and being part of a community.

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