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Life Wish

Ireland, Jill

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ISBN 10: 0316109266 / ISBN 13: 9780316109260
Published by Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1987
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Signed and inscribed to two named individuals by the author on the front free endpaper. Pages crisp and clean except for a pair of small, dark spots on each front endpaper and a yellowish spot at the bottom edge of the final endpaper; binding square and tight, hard cover showing yellow handling marks along both bottom edges, small wrinkles at the spine heel, and light corner rubbing, otherwise excellent. Jacket is crisp, bright, vivid, unclipped, and now protected in a clear sleeve. A film star and mother of seven, Ireland fought breast cancer and won; this memoir describes her family, their support, the options she pursued, and the realizations she made along the way. Bookseller Inventory # 067825

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Title: Life Wish

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, Boston

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed and Inscribed by Author

Edition: Stated First Edition.

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The actress, producer, and wife of actor Charles Bronson traces her life--and her fight for that life--after she learned she had cancer

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Ireland, wife of actor Charles Bronson and herself an actress, discovered she had cancer in the summer of 1984, and here tells the story of her battle with the disease. In an affluent family setting that includes children from the previous marriages of both husband and wife, she struggled to develop the positive attitude that experts posit is an element of resistance to disease. In addition to conventional chemotherapy after her mastectomy, Ireland undertook holistic healing that involved homeopathic treatment, lying on an electromagnetic table and meditation with quartz crystals. With the assistance of these therapies and the support of her family, to whom she pays fulsome tribute, she explored her inner resources. Illness caused a reassessment of values, a scaling down of lifestyle, until she forged an understanding of pain and an ability to face a life-threatening situation. Upbeat and, despite some theatrical hyperbole, inspiring. Photos not seen by PW. First serial to Ladies Home Journal.
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