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What doesn't kill you : a life with chronic illness-lessons from a body in revolt / Tessa Miller.

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  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library 921 MIL (Text) 33500013492228 New Checked out 12/10/2021
Moorhead Public Library 921 MIL (Text) 33500013375407 New Checked out 12/08/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250751454
  • ISBN: 1250751454
  • Physical Description: 320 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
"A riveting and candid account of a young journalist's awakening to a life of chronic illness, weaving together her personal story with reporting to shed light on how Americans live with long-term diagnoses today"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 February #2
    Chronically ill people, their loved ones, and their colleagues will find useful advice and food for thought in this conversational, revealing memoir and guide. Miller, a 32-year-old journalist, reflects on her experience with Crohn's, an inflammatory bowel disease that causes the immune system to attack the digestive system. Though she had suffered from severe stomache aches throughout her life, she felt "searing cramps" in early 2012. Then, during a visit home to rural Illinois, things got much worse. Miller became "a professional patient, and a good one." People like to say, "This too shall pass," but, she asks, "What happens when ‘this' never goes away?" Her own tale is so gripping, it's almost a disappointment when she shifts from telling her story to offering advice. But her tips are excellent, from joining support groups to finding a doctor affiliated with a teaching hospital. She also shares the "secrets" of chronically ill people, such as how they want to be believed and how weary they are of unsolicited advice. This is page-turner and a quality resource. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Tessa Miller is a Brooklyn-based health and science journalist. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, New York magazine, Self, Vice, and Medium, among others. She was a senior editor at Lifehacker and the Daily Beast. What Doesn’t Kill You is her first book.

Subject: Miller, Tessa, 1988- > Health.
Crohn's disease > Patients > New York (State) > New York > Biography.
MEDICAL / Internal Medicine.
New York (State) > New York.
Genre: Biographies.

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