Synopses & Reviews
“A gorgeously written primer for anyone who has ever been (or ever will be) a patient . . . The book soars.” —The San Diego Union-Tribune
Jamie Weisman was a patient long before she was a doctor. She was born with a rare defect in her immune system that leaves her prey to a range of ailments and crises and that, because it is treatable but not curable, will keep her a patient for life. In this probing and inspiring book, she brings her sojourns on both sides of the doctor-patient divide to bear on the issues of the flesh that preoccupy us all. It is a worthy addition to the best that has been written about our physical selves, a meditation on our extraordinary powers of healing and the limitations that leave intact the miracle and tragedy of being.
“Remarkable . . . Intensely personal and yet inherently universal . . . Weisman strikes a chord . . . with anyone who has been on either side of the medical divide . . . [Her] book is full of hope and everyday humor.” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“A heart-stopping writer . . . Though many doctors have tried to capture their awe and frustration in the face of miraculous recoveries and incomprehensible suffering, few have been able to move readers to wonder as Weisman [does].” —Detroit Free Press
About the Author
Jamie Weisman, M.D., practices medicine near Atlanta, Georgia, where she lives with her husband and their daughter.