The Resource Sick

Sick

Label
Sick
Title
Sick
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Subject
Summary
A Best Book of the Year: Real Simple, Entropy, Mental Floss, Bitch Media, The Paris Reivew, and LitHub.Time Magazine's Best Memoirs of 2018 • Boston Globe's 25 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018 • Buzzfeed's 33 Most Exciting New Books • GQ Best Non Fiction Book of 2018 • Bustle's 28 Most Anticipated Nonfiction Books of 2018 list • Nylon's 50 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018 • Electric Literature's 46 Books to Read By Women of Color in 2018 "Porochista Khakpour's powerful memoir, Sick, reads like a mystery and a reckoning with a love song at its core. Humane, searching, and unapologetic, Sick is about the thin lines and vast distances between illness and wellness, healing and suffering, the body and the self. Khakpour takes us all the way in on her struggle toward health with an intelligence and intimacy that moved, informed, and astonished me." — Cheryl Strayed, New York Times bestselling author of WildA powerful, beautifully rendered memoir of chronic illness, misdiagnosis, addiction, and the myth of full recovery.For as long as author Porochista Khakpour can remember, she has been sick. For most of that time, she didn't know why. Several drug addictions, some major hospitalizations, and over $100,000 later, she finally had a diagnosis: late-stage Lyme disease. Sick is Khakpour's grueling, emotional journey—as a woman, an Iranian-American, a writer, and a lifelong sufferer of undiagnosed health problems—in which she examines her subsequent struggles with mental illness and her addiction to doctor prescribed benzodiazepines, that both aided and eroded her ever-deteriorating physical health. Divided by settings, Khakpour guides the reader through her illness by way of the locations that changed her course—New York, LA, Santa Fe, and a college town in Germany—as she meditates on the physiological and psychological impacts of uncertainty, and the eventual challenge of accepting the diagnosis she had searched for over the course of her adult life. A story of survival, pain, and transformation, Sick candidly examines the colossal impact of illness on one woman's life by not just highlighting the failures of a broken medical system but by also boldly challenging our concept of illness narratives
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Khakpour, Porochista
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Health & Fitness
  • Nonfiction
  • Medical
Label
Sick
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:f8b2ad31-3c20-41c0-96a1-d5300c6c1373
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062428721
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Sick
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:f8b2ad31-3c20-41c0-96a1-d5300c6c1373
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780062428721
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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