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Sick : A Memoir
by Porochista Khakpour


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Overview

Time Magazine's Best Memoirs of 2018

Boston Globe's 25 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018

Buzzfeed's 33 Most Exciting New Books

GQ Best Nonfiction Book of 2018

Bustle's 28 Most Anticipated Nonfiction Books of 2018 list

Nylon's 50 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018

Electric Literature's 46 Books to Read By Women of Color in 2018

Huffington Post's 60 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018

Bitch's 30 Most Anticipated Nonfiction Books of 2018

The Rumpus's What to Read When 2018 is Just Around the Corner

Vol.1 Brooklyn's 23 for 2018: A Literary Preview for the Year to Come

The Millions Most Anticipated 2018 List

Auto Straddle Most Anticipated 2018 Preview

The Coil's Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018

A powerful, beautifully rendered memoir of chronic illness, misdiagnosis, addiction, and the myth of full recovery.

For as long as author Porochista Khakpour can remember, she has been sick. For most of that time, she didn't know why. Several drug addictions, some major hospitalizations, and over $100,000 later, she finally had a diagnosis: late-stage Lyme disease.

Sick is Khakpour's grueling, emotional journey--as a woman, an Iranian-American, a writer, and a lifelong sufferer of undiagnosed health problems--in which she examines her subsequent struggles with mental illness and her addiction to doctor prescribed benzodiazepines, that both aided and eroded her ever-deteriorating physical health. Divided by settings, Khakpour guides the reader through her illness by way of the locations that changed her course--New York, LA, Santa Fe, and a college town in Germany--as she meditates on the physiological and psychological impacts of uncertainty, and the eventual challenge of accepting the diagnosis she had searched for over the course of her adult life.

A story of survival, pain, and transformation, Sick candidly examines the colossal impact of illness on one woman's life by not just highlighting the failures of a broken medical system but by also boldly challenging our concept of illness narratives.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780062428738
  • ISBN-10: 006242873X
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • Publish Date: June 2018
  • Page Count: 272
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds


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