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In this follow-up to his New York Times best-selling Blindsided, cancer and multiple sclerosis survivor Cohen interviews five people representing a range of ages and socioeconomic levels about the effect of chronic illness on their lives and relationships. While Cohen's occasional intervention as commentator pulls listeners' attention away from the interviewees' stories, this professionally produced audiobook otherwise works well as an uplifting, inspirational chronic illness title. Audie’ Award winner Mel Foster's (Finding God in Unexpected Places) well-modulated and flexible voice range reflects the speech difficulties experienced by, on the one hand, an interviewee with a neurodegenerative disease and, on another, a soft-spoken and Southern-accented interviewee with bipolar disorder. Of interest to public, academic, and special libraries serving patients, health-care professionals, and health-care students; purchase where needed. [Audio clip available through www.tantor.com; the HarperCollins hc was "highly recommended," LJ 12/07.--Ed.]--Laurie Selwyn, formerly with Grayson Cty. Law Lib., Sherman, TX Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

"Extraordinary." -- Larry King, Larry King Live Extraordinary. --Larry King, Larry King Live "Career journalist Cohen doesn't flinch from probing for truth about relationships, money, fear, and death....One only hopes that, with their group presentation to a class of Harvard medical students, these five taught young medicos as much as they could teach Cohen and, through him, us."--Booklist "This unusual book gives a voice to the voiceless--the chronically disabled who, in our health-conscious society, are defined by their disease....In this advocacy book, written like a personal journal, Cohen tells their stories....Strong at the Broken Places ends on a note of hope."--Providence Journal "Extraordinary."--Larry King, Larry King Live Extraordinary. --Larry King, Larry King Live" Career journalist Cohen doesn t flinch from probing for truth about relationships, money, fear, and death .One only hopes that, with their group presentation to a class of Harvard medical students, these five taught young medicos as much as they could teach Cohen and, through him, us. --Booklist" The strength of these profiles derives from Cohen s focus on chronic illnesses that, as he notes, are not sexy and generally do not resolve themselves ....these are stories dense with quotidian details. --Washington Post" This unusual book gives a voice to the voiceless--the chronically disabled who, in our health-conscious society, are defined by their disease....In this advocacy book, written like a personal journal, Cohen tells their stories....Strong at the Broken Places ends on a note of hope. --Providence Journal" "The strength of these profiles derives from Cohen's focus on chronic illnesses that, as he notes, are not "sexy" and generally "do not resolve themselves.."..these are stories dense with quotidian details."--Washington Post

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