Model Patient by Karen Duffy
My Life As An Incurable Wise-Ass

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From Revlon spokesmodel to film actress to one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People," Karen Duffy was living the life most of us only dream of. Then her whirlwind life of celebrity parties came to an abrupt, grinding halt when she was stricken with a serious illness in one of its rarest forms: sarcoidosis of the central nervous system.

Duffy soon realized that the only way for her to survive was not to take the disease too seriously. Instead of hiding from life, she chose to run toward it. She learned to embrace the chaos of a life-threatening disease with a wit and humor that helped her to find the love of her life at a time when things seemed darkest.

Model Patient is a gripping, inspiring, and hilarious memoir that recounts the singular triumphs and tragedies of coping with a chronic, life-threatening disease.


About Karen Duffy

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Karen Duffy has worked as an actress, model, journalist, and MTV veejay. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Model Patient: My Life As an Incurable Wise-Ass. She lives in New York City and Connecticut with her husband and son.
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 292 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Professional & Technical, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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Model Patient: My Life as an Incurable Wise-Ass (2013) During the last five years, the model-actress-VJ Karen Duffy has suffered from the life-threatening illness sarcoidosis and all it entailed (excruciating pain, numbness, partial paralysis,… ...

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