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Strong at the Broken Places: Voices of Illness, a Chorus of Hope

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In an extension of his New York Times bestselling book Blindsided, author Richard M. Cohen depicts one year in the lives of five individuals who are living with serious chronic illness and of their families. These "citizens of sickness," as Cohen calls them, were selected for the diversity of their ages, races, socioeconomic positions, illness types, stages of wellness, and gender. Cohen profiles:

—Denise, a woman with ALS, from suburban Los Angeles, California

—Buzz, a man with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, from Franklin, Indiana

—Sarah, a twenty-seven-year-old woman with Crohn's disease, from Cleveland, Ohio

—Ben, an eighteen-year-old freshman at Saint Mary's College of Maryland, with muscular dystrophy

—Larry, a man with bipolar disease, from Cleveland, Georgia

Intimately involved with every aspect of their lives, Cohen formed intense relationships with his subjects, interviewing their families and friends, shadowing them on the job, accompanying them to doctor's visits, and being available and present for the important moments of daily triumphs and setbacks. Though each individual's illness wreaks havoc in a different way, there is much common ground to be found in the emotional impact of chronic illness and the need to rise above the disease. Listeners will be carried into the hearts and minds of those who cope with sickness daily and will learn about self-determination, courage in the face of adversity and ignorance, keeping hope alive, and finding strength and peace.

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In an extension of his New York Times bestselling book Blindsided, author Richard M. Cohen depicts one year in the lives of five individuals who are living with serious chronic illness and of their families. Listeners will be carried into the hearts and minds of those who cope with sickness daily and learn about self-determination, courage in the face of adversity and ignorance, keeping hope alive, and finding strength and peace.

About the Author

Foster received an MA in Theater from the University of Michigan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400106134
Author:
Cohen, Richard M.
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
Foster, Mel
Read:
Foster, Mel
Author:
Foster, Mel
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Medical - General
Subject:
Specific Groups - Special Needs
Subject:
Health Care Issues
Subject:
Chronically ill
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
People with disabilities - United States
Subject:
Medical
Subject:
Biography/Medical
Subject:
General Biography
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 in 0.5 lb
Media Run Time:
660

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Biography » Medical
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General Medicine

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"Synopsis" by , In an extension of his New York Times bestselling book Blindsided, author Richard M. Cohen depicts one year in the lives of five individuals who are living with serious chronic illness and of their families. Listeners will be carried into the hearts and minds of those who cope with sickness daily and learn about self-determination, courage in the face of adversity and ignorance, keeping hope alive, and finding strength and peace.
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