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Sick: A Memoir by [Khakpour, Porochista]
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In Sick, Khakpour, a novelist and academic, chronicles her journey. It is a story of extreme illness and her fight for a diagnosis; of drugs, prescribed and recreational; of being female and a woman of colour; of feeling like an outsider. It amounts to a fierce work of feminism and an indictment of the healthcare system in America. It is also a haunting and sensational achievement . . . Sick is an intelligent tale of remarkable survival - as soon as you have finished you will want to start again * * Sunday Times * * Reads like a mystery and a reckoning with a love song at its core . . . Khakpour takes us all the way in on her struggle towards health with an intelligence and intimacy that moved, informed, and astonished me -- CHERYL STRAYED Draws attention to the ways in which women are expected to tell stories of sickness * * The New Yorker * * A gripping account of illness . . . This intimate account of suffering has the narrative propulsion of a thriller * * Financial Times * * Arresting . . . Sick upends all the tropes of the illness memoir . . . Khakpour's prose is beautiful, at once silky and scorching, like the curls of smoke rising from a fire that's just starting * * Slate * * Khakpour is a citizen of the world but a foreigner in her own "Lyme-struck" body. Her searing memoir about trying to make peace with a chronic illness redefines both dislocation and belonging * * Oprah Magazine * * The constant change in geography, in lovers, and in health are immensely pleasurable to read on every page, despite the author's uncertain future through it all. The very worst moments . . . are gravid with her joy at being able to write it. In the end, it's this joy of writing, however grim the content, that is really the subject of Sick. I love this book -- Ben Shields * * The Paris Review * * In this chilling memoir, the Iranian-born writer details her struggle with late-stage Lyme disease, drug addiction and mental illness . . . Sick doesn't make for an easy read, but it's definitely worth delving into this beautifully complicated memoir about living life with Lyme * * ELLE * * Written with bravery and honesty, Sick is an account of chronic illness, drug addictions, pain both physical and emotional, and the toll of misdiagnosis -- BuzzFeed This book gives a voice - a fierce, booming, brutally honest voice - to the millions of people silently suffering with invisible illnesses of their own . . . Thank you, thank you, thank you, Porochista for giving so much of yourself in this miraculous memoir. The world is a better place with your book in it -- SUSANNAH CAHALAN, author of BRAIN ON FIRE

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For as long as Porochista Khakpour can remember, she has been sick. For most of that time, she didn’t know why. A story of survival, pain and transformation, Sick examines the colossal impact of illness on one woman’s life. It is a journey that took Porochista Khakpour from Tehran, the town of her birth, through the major cities of America, the country she came to call home, before she eventually found a diagnosis of late-stage Lyme disease.

Sick explores what it means to feel at home in one’s body, and also one’s country. And what it means not to.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3976 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate Books; Main edition (2 August 2018)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07DW8R28W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #112,923 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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