Strong At The Broken Places: Voices of Illness, a Chorus of Hope

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Strong At The Broken Places: Voices of Illness, a Chorus of Hope

by Richard Cohen

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | January 13, 2009 | Trade Paperback |

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The bestselling author of Blindsided, Richard M. Cohen spent three years chronicling the lives of five diverse "citizens of sickness": Denise, who suffers from ALS; Buzz, whose Christian faith helps him deal with his non-Hodgkin''s lymphoma; Sarah, a determined young woman with Crohn''s disease; Ben, a college student with muscular dystrophy; and Larry, whose bipolar disorder is hidden within. Differing in age and gender, race and economic status, all five are determined to live life on their own terms. In Strong at the Broken Places, Cohen shares these inspirational and revealing stories, which offer lessons for us all--on self-determination, on courage in the face of adversity and public ignorance, on keeping hope alive.

We are all strong at the broken places-stronger than we think.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 Pages, 4.72 × 7.09 × 0.79 in

Published: January 13, 2009

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060763124

ISBN - 13: 9780060763121

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Strong At The Broken Places: Voices of Illness, a Chorus of Hope

Strong At The Broken Places: Voices of Illness, a Chorus of Hope

by Richard Cohen

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 Pages, 4.72 × 7.09 × 0.79 in

Published: January 13, 2009

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060763124

ISBN - 13: 9780060763121

About the Book

The "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Blindsided" offers an honest and inspirational perspective on living with chronic illness, witnessed through the lives of five remarkable individuals.

From the Publisher

The bestselling author of Blindsided, Richard M. Cohen spent three years chronicling the lives of five diverse "citizens of sickness": Denise, who suffers from ALS; Buzz, whose Christian faith helps him deal with his non-Hodgkin''s lymphoma; Sarah, a determined young woman with Crohn''s disease; Ben, a college student with muscular dystrophy; and Larry, whose bipolar disorder is hidden within. Differing in age and gender, race and economic status, all five are determined to live life on their own terms. In Strong at the Broken Places, Cohen shares these inspirational and revealing stories, which offer lessons for us all--on self-determination, on courage in the face of adversity and public ignorance, on keeping hope alive.

We are all strong at the broken places-stronger than we think.

About the Author

The bestselling author of Blindsided, Richard M. Cohen spent three years chronicling the lives of five diverse "citizens of sickness": Denise, who suffers from ALS; Buzz, whose Christian faith helps him deal with his non-Hodgkin's lymphoma; Sarah, a determined young woman with Crohn's disease; Ben, a college student with muscular dystrophy; and Larry, whose bipolar disorder is hidden within. Differing in age and gender, race and economic status, all five are determined to live life on their own terms. In Strong at the Broken Places, Cohen shares these inspirational and revealing stories, which offer lessons for us all-?on self-determination, on courage in the face of adversity and public ignorance, on keeping hope alive.

We are all strong at the broken places-stronger than we think.

Editorial Reviews

"The strength of these profiles derives from Cohen?s focus on chronic illnesses that, as he notes, are not "sexy" and generally "do not resolve themselves"....these are stories dense with quotidian details." (Washington Post)
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