Healing: 20 Prominent Authors Write abt Inspirational Moments Achieving Health Gaining In

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A collection of empowering nonfiction stories about overcoming and coming to terms with illness, loss, or addiction.

In Healing, the latest entry in Tarcher's New Consciousness Reader series, Lee Gutkind brings together such distinguished writers as Oliver W. Sacks, Diane Ackerman, Tracy Kidder, and Anatole Broyard with a topic of timeless and universal appeal: the process of physical and emotional healing. The twenty powerful stories in this book encompass a range of voices and experiences.

More than compelling personal accounts, these essays provide inspiration for those in need of healing of any kind.

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Lee Gutkind is an English professor at the University of Pittsburgh, where he established the first M.F.A. program in creative nonfiction. He is the editor of Creative Nonfiction, a magazine dedicated to publishing the finest work in the genre, and is the author of a number of award-winning creative nonfiction books.

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Gutkind (The Art of Creative Non-Fiction), a professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh, has collected here 20 personal essays (some original, some previously published in periodicals or other volumes) about the process of healing, which, despite their unifying theme, differ widely in subject matter. Of particular interest is Oliver Sacks's (The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat) sensitive and perceptive account of several days he spent with a surgeon who suffered from Tourette Syndrome. Although this syndrome compels the afflicted person to manifest strange tics, twitches and gestures, Sacks explains how it did not interfere with this man's ability to perform surgery and practice effective medicine. In "Mirrorings," an exceptionally moving memoir, Lucy Grealy (Autobiography of a Face) recounts how she endured long-term reconstructive plastic surgery beginning when she was 15. Having always shunned reflections of her image, after nearly 30 operations she had the insight that her true self would never be reflected in a mirror. Several other contributions deal with the ravages of cancer. Debra Spark, who lost her 26-year-old sister to breast cancer, writes affectingly of the impact of the disease on the patient's relationships and on the other members of her family. This compilation will offer sustenance and support to anyone attempting to deal with illness and physical or emotional healing.

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