Diary of a Detour

Diary of a Detour

Author: Lesley Stern

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9781478012290

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 371

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Diary of a Detour is film scholar and author Lesley Stern's memoir of living with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. She chronicles the fears and daily experience of coming to grips with an incurable form of cancer by describing the dramas and delving into the science. Stern also nudges cancer off center stage by turning to alternative obsessions and pleasures. In seductive writing she describes her life in the garden and kitchen, the hospital and the library, and her travels—down the street to her meditation center, across the border to Mexico, and across the world to Australia. Her immediate world is inhabited with books, movies, politics, and medical reports that provoke essayistic reflections. As her environment is shared with friends, chickens, a cat called Elvis, mountain goats, whales, lions, and microbes the book opens onto a larger than human world. Intimate and meditative, engrossing and singular, Diary of a Detour offers new ideas about what it might mean to live and think with cancer, and with chronic illness more broadly.
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Language: en
Pages: 558
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Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-06-28 - Publisher: Author House

I was born and raised in Germany. After my father’s death, my mother spent many winters with my husband and I here in Florida. During these visits, she and I transcribed my father’s World War II diaries into German from the old “Gabelsberger” shorthand, which only Mama was able to
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Language: en
Pages: 198
Authors: Mary Ann Wasil
Categories: Self-Help
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Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: June Masters Bacher
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-12-15 - Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

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Language: en
Pages: 569
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Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-07-07 - Publisher: OUP USA

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Language: en
Pages: 492
Authors: Batsheva Ben-Amos, Dan Ben-Amos
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020 - Publisher:

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