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At the Will of the Body: Reflections on Illness

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Synopsis:

In this deeply affecting memoir, Arthur W. Frank explores the events of illness from within: the transformation from person to patient, the pain, the wonder,and the ceremony of recovery. To illuminate what illness can teach us about life, Frank draws upon his own encounters with serious illness — a heart attack at age thirty-nine and, a year later, a diagnosis of cancer. In poignant and clear prose, he offers brilliant insights into what happens when our bodies and emotions are pushed to extremes. Ultimately, he examines what it means to be human.

About the Author

Arthur W. Frank received the Natalie Davis Spingarn Writer's Award from the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship in 1996. He teaches at the University of Calgary.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618219292
Author:
Frank, Arthur W.
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Frank, Arthur W.
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Diseases - General
Subject:
Cancer
Subject:
Specific Groups - Special Needs
Subject:
Sick
Subject:
Myocardial infarction
Subject:
General Health & Fitness
Subject:
Health
Subject:
Sick -- Psychology.
Subject:
Cancer -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 11
Publication Date:
January 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.20x5.54x.43 in. .43 lbs.

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In this deeply affecting memoir, Arthur W. Frank explores the events of illness from within: the transformation from person to patient, the pain, the wonder,and the ceremony of recovery. To illuminate what illness can teach us about life, Frank draws upon his own encounters with serious illness — a heart attack at age thirty-nine and, a year later, a diagnosis of cancer. In poignant and clear prose, he offers brilliant insights into what happens when our bodies and emotions are pushed to extremes. Ultimately, he examines what it means to be human.
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