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Sick Girl

Silverstein, Amy

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Title: Sick Girl

Publication Date: 2016

Binding: CD

Book Condition:New

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The publication of Sick Girl garnered tremendous attention, generated impressive sales, and ignited controversy. Both inspiring and provocative, reactions to the book ranged from inflammatory posts on a US News & World Report blog to hundreds of letters to a full-page review in People. Amy's force, her candor, and her refusal to be the thankful patient from whom we expect undiluted gratitude for the medical treatments that have extended her life have put her at the center of a debate on patient rights and the omnipotent power of doctors.

At 24 Amy was a typical type-A law student: smart, driven, and highly competitive. With a full course load and a budding romance, it seemed nothing could slow her down...until her heart began to fail. Amy chronicles her harrowing medical journey from the first misdiagnosis to her astonishing recovery, which is made all the more dramatic by the romantic bedside courtship with her future husband and her uncompromising desire to become a mother.

In her remarkable book she presents a patient's perspective with shocking honesty that allows the reader to live her nightmare from the inside—an unforgettable experience that is both disturbing and utterly compelling.

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"An amazing story . . . Will inspire and choke you up with tears and laughter. Highly recommended."--Larry King

"[A] mesmeric human drama of living life as a heart transplant recipient . . . A superb writer with a wry, biting sense of humor . . . Silverstein is a natural raconteur with a story so compelling readers won't want to put this book down."--Maura Sostack, Library Journal (starred review)

"Read this and promise us you'll never whine about having a cold again."--Colleen Oakley, Marie Claire

"[A] tour de force memoir."--Good Housekeeping

"A grueling, ultimately uplifting story of endurance."--Kristin Kloberdanz, Chicago Tribune

"[Sick Girl] is frank and honest and spares no one."--Ian Munro, Sydney Morning Herald

"Sets the record straight about a so-called medical miracle."--Kirkus Reviews

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