Strong at the Broken Places by Richard M. Cohen
Voices of Illness, a Chorus of Hope

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The bestselling author of Blindsided, Richard M. Cohen spent three years chronicling the lives of five diverse "citizens of sickness": Denise, who suffers from ALS; Buzz, whose Christian faith helps him deal with his non-Hodgkin's lymphoma; Sarah, a determined young woman with Crohn's disease; Ben, a college student with muscular dystrophy; and Larry, whose bipolar disorder is hidden within. Differing in age and gender, race and economic status, all five are determined to live life on their own terms. In Strong at the Broken Places, Cohen shares these inspirational and revealing stories, which offer lessons for us all—–on self-determination, on courage in the face of adversity and public ignorance, on keeping hope alive.

We are all strong at the broken places—stronger than we think.

 

About Richard M. Cohen

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RICHARD M. COHEN is the author of two New York Times bestsellers: his memoir about his struggles with MS and cancer as well as his illustrious career in the news business, Blindsided: Lifting a Life Above Illness, and Strong at the Broken Places: Voices of Illness, a Chorus of Hope, which looked at the issue of the medical community's lack of attention to chronic illnesses. His distinguished career in network news has earned him numerous awards, including three Emmys® and a George Foster Peabody. Cohen lives outside New York City with his wife, Meredith Vieira. They have threegrown children.
 
Published March 17, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 356 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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