Fierce Joy by Ellen Schecter

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Fierce Joy: A Memoir is a medical mystery, a spiritual adventure, and a love story. Ellen Schecter had everything she ever wanted: a loving marriage, two great kids, and her dream career writing children's books and television programs. Then her life shattered when she was diagnosed with a painful, potentially fatal disease. Fierce Joy tells the story of how Schecter found a way to be sick without suffering and transformed the loss of her place in the world of work into a quest for her soul. Propelled by illness into a search for new meanings, she learned to listen to her body and find healing even though a cure was impossible. Never asking "Why me?" she instead asked, "What's next?" and forged a new life paradoxically filled with joy.

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Published June 1, 2012 by Greenpoint Press. 276 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Rallying every "spiritual, pharmaceutical, psychological, [and] physical" resource available, Schecter resolutely continues to go through the motions of a normal life, at least to the extent that she is able—at an excruciating housewarming party, for which the author arrayed her "deteriorating ...

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“Ellen Schecter creates a visual symphony with her extraordinary command of the unique language of the soul. . . . Fierce Joy is a powerful story full of hope, redemption, and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit.”

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