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- Wörterseh Verlag 2016; US$ 14.99
Niklaus Flütsch kam 1964 in Zürich zur Welt. Als Bettina. Das Kind trug alle äußeren Zeichen eines Mädchens, wurde von seiner Umgebung auch eindeutig als solches wahrgenommen, fühlte sich aber als Junge. Im Alter von vier Jahren bat es seine Mutter, sich die langen Haare schneiden zu dürfen. Die Enttäuschung, dass mit den fallenden Haaren nicht automatisch... more...
- HarperCollins 2017; US$ 20.99
A memoir of reinvention after a stroke at thirty-three, based on the author?s viral Buzzfeed essay Christine Hyung-Oak Lee woke up with a headache on New Year?s Eve 2006. By that afternoon, she saw the world?quite literally?upside down. By New Year?s Day, she was unable to form a coherent sentence. And after hours in the ER, days in the hospital,... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2002; US$ 12.00
"My brother saw the face of God. You never recover from a trauma like that." So begins Angelhead , a taut, powerful memoir of the madness and crime that rips a family apart. "I didn't see God, of course, but I saw my brother seeing God; I saw how petrified he was, how convinced." Set in Tidewater, Virginia, in the 1980s and early 1990s, Angelhead... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2001; US$ 15.95
The Outsider is an unsentimental yet profoundly moving look at one family?s experience with mental illness. In 1978, Charles Lachenmeyer was a happily married professor of sociology who lived in the New York suburbs with his wife and nine-year-old son, Nathaniel. But within a few short years, schizophrenia?a devastating mental illness with no... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2004; US$ 16.00
An uproarious and frank memoir of illness and recovery, No Laughing Matter is a story of friendship and recuperation from the author of the classic Catch-22 . It all began one typical day in the life of Joe Heller. He was jogging four miles at a clip these days, working on his novel God Knows , coping with the complications of an unpleasant divorce,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00
In one of the most anticipated books of the year, Lee Woodruff, along with her husband, Bob Woodruff, share their never-before-told story of romance, resilience, and survival following the tragedy that transformed their lives and gripped a nation. In January 2006, the Woodruffs seemed to have it all?a happy marriage and four beautiful children. Lee... more...
- Free Press 2007; US$ 16.95
Adeptly navigating between elegy and celebration, fear and determination, confusion and clarity, DeBaggio delivers an exquisitely moving and inspiring book that will resonate with all those who have grappled with their own or their loved ones' memory loss and with death. With his first memoir, Losing My Mind , Thomas DeBaggio stunned readers by laying... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95
A young man battles Hodgkin's disease and survives--with more than a little help from his Mom--in this wry and uplifting memoir about life, love, and beating the odds. When Dan Shapiro's decidely anti-drug mom put aside her convictions and grew marijuana in her backyard garden (behind a discrete screen of sunflowers), he learned that in the face of... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 19.00
In beautifully crafted vignettes, physician and NPR commentator David Watts explores the world of modern-day medicine and reveals the emotional truths and practical realities at the heart of the doctor-patient relationship. Bedside Manners is an engaging, often surprising investigation into what happens when we sit down and talk openly about vital... more...