Non-Fiction - Health - Medical

An Ounce of Prevention

By Gary W Kirby

An Ounce of Prevention by Gary W Kirby is more than a mere book; it is a gift to people in relationships and to families, a book that offers emotional and physical freedom and health in relationships. Domestic abuse is one of the troubling issues...

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Thin, and I

A Memoir
By Andrijka O. Keller

Thin, and I: A Memoir is written by Andrijka O. Keller. Keller was fifteen years old when her parents and the school nurse decided that she should go into a rehabilitation program. Her grades were above normal, and her attitudes about school were just fine....

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Finding Myself...Facing Cancer

By Sarah Fenlon Falk

Finding Myself...Facing Cancer by Sarah Fenlon Falk is a memoir that movingly documents a woman’s journey with cancer; poignant and gritty, a tale of courage in the face of pain and despair. In her diary in 1992, the author wrote: “There’s no easy way around...

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STUCK in the Sick Role

How Illness Becomes an Identity
By Melissa Stennett Deuter, MD

Stuck in the Sick Role: How Illness Becomes an Identity by Melissa Stennett Deuter, MD is a book about how young adults become victims marred with the disability label. The disabilities Dr. Deuter writes about are those within the mental health realm. Using patient stories...

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Never Say I Can't

(...After Stroke)
By Philip Catshill

Humorous, poignant, and downright hilarious, this memoir begins with the most intriguing question: “When these people turn up at the police stations, hospitals or even at the local library complaining ‘I’ve lost my memory,’ why doesn’t someone ask, ‘How do you know?’” Former British police...

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First Survivor

By Mark Unger

We claim to be in charge of our lives until we are forced into alien territory; however, these are the circumstances that push us to explore our strengths and weaknesses. This is what happened when Louis, the three-year-old child of Mark Unger, the author, and...

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Becoming a Nurse

In Mid-twentieth Century America
By Nancy Greenleaf

Becoming a Nurse: In Mid-twentieth Century America is a nonfiction memoir written by Nancy Greenleaf. Greenleaf wasn’t really quite sure how her decision to go into nursing actually came to be. It was 1955, and she had been blindsided by her boyfriend’s confession that he...

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Get Out of My Way and Let Me Eat!

A Letter to My Digestive Tract
By Holly McLarthy

Holly McLarthy’s Get Out of My Way and Let Me Eat! is a non-fiction book showing her journey of battling an auto-immune disease caused by her thyroid. She gets personal about her symptoms and how she manages them. Ms. McLarthy goes into great detail of...

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Adversity Defeated

Turn Your Struggles Into Strengths
By Marc Hoberman

Adversity Defeated: Turn Your Struggles Into Strengths by Marc Hoberman is the author's memoir detailing the struggles of, well, life in general, but compounded by a battle with epilepsy. Following his mother's debilitating stroke, Hoberman is uprooted during a crucial period in life and is...

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I'm a Little Brain Dead

By Kimberly Davis Basso

When reading an author’s recollection of the sudden, awful realization she is having a stroke, and of the ensuing fear and uncertainty associated with how one’s life may forever change, roll-on-the-floor hilarity isn’t the first reaction that comes to mind. However, Kimberly Davis Basso manages...

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