Love and Other Infectious Diseases: A Memoir

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My husband awoke one night with a fever of 105.9. I rushed him to the Emergency room of a New York hospital, and there began a six month drama in which doctors tried to figure out what was wrong with him, while I alternated between hope and despair. For the three months that Andrew remained critically ill and deranged, hallucinating most of the time, he was no longer the lover, friend, fellow critic and confidant I was used to. Eleven years my senior, Andrew had been my mentor as a writer and established film critic, and now I might be on my own. Terrified by the possibility of Andrew's death and forced by that terror to look inward, I began to see the extent of my dependency on a marriage that had seemed perfectly equal, perfect in fact.I think of the book as both a thriller and love story: a hospital suspense melodrama as it tracks the ups and downs of a husband's illness, and the memoir of a marriage that focuses on my own spiritual and psychological journey.

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Molly Haskell is a leading American film critic, lecturer, and freelance writer. She is the author of FROM REVERENCE TO RAPE: THE TREATMENT OF WOMEN IN THE MOVIES, and HOLDING MY OWN IN NO MAN'S LAND: WOMEN AND MEN AND FILM AND FEMINISTS. An essay of hers appeared in a book being published this year by Johns Hopkins University Press called AMERICAN MOVIE THEATERS. She has been a staff critic for The Village Voice, New York Magazine, and Vogue.

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Haskell's memoir of her husband Andrew Sarris's affliction with a rare disease and his recovery proves funny, wise and affectingly human--less the story of an illness than the anatomy of the love shared by these movie critics.
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