Moonface: A True Romance (Google eBook)

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HarperCollins, Feb 1, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
24 Reviews

The moving and hilarious true story of a young woman who found romance and laughter in the midst of illness

At the age of eighteen, Angela Balcita had reached a point in her life when her health could not keep up with her optimistic personality. After suffering kidney failure and after her body's rejection of the kidney her brother donated to her, she was in desperate need of a transplant.

Lucky for Angela, she had found the ultimate partner in crime: her boyfriend, Charlie. Although they had known each other for only a short period of time, Charlie offered Angela his kidney. The ensuing story is unforgettable, with readers following Angela and Charlie's journey through preparations for their respective surgeries; the procedures themselves, difficult yet emotionally riveting; the process of recuperation through the relapses; and the eventual healing—both inside and out—that greets this undeniably powerful duo.

Expanded from Angela's unforgettable "Modern Love" column in the New York Times and by turns funny, bittersweet, and heartwarming, Moonface will make readers laugh, cry, and, above all, appreciate the importance of unconditional love.

  

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Review: Moonface: A True Romance

User Review  - Kelly - Goodreads

She is a great writer, but this interesting story didn't have enough of the passionate detail that I like. I love that it is non-fiction. I just prefer more intimacies about human emotion and drive. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kelsey Whing - Goodreads

“You know, Charlie, I don't know why the heart is classically defined as the symbol of love. No way! I say the kidneys! You're born with two: one to keep and one to share. You can't literally give ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
25
Section 3
37
Section 4
49
Section 5
75
Section 6
95
Section 7
111
Section 8
129
Section 9
139
Section 10
161
Section 11
185
Section 12
191
Section 13
197
Section 14
221
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About the author (2011)

Angela Balcita received her MFA in nonfiction writing from the University of Iowa. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Iowa Review, and Utne Reader, among other publications. She lives in Baltimore with her husband and daughter.

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