Strong at the Broken Places (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Mar 17, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 352 pages
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The bestselling author of Blindsided, Richard M. Cohen spent three years chronicling the lives of five diverse "citizens of sickness": Denise, who suffers from ALS; Buzz, whose Christian faith helps him deal with his non-Hodgkin's lymphoma; Sarah, a determined young woman with Crohn's disease; Ben, a college student with muscular dystrophy; and Larry, whose bipolar disorder is hidden within. Differing in age and gender, race and economic status, all five are determined to live life on their own terms. In Strong at the Broken Places, Cohen shares these inspirational and revealing stories, which offer lessons for us all—–on self-determination, on courage in the face of adversity and public ignorance, on keeping hope alive.

We are all strong at the broken places—stronger than we think.


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Review: Strong at the Broken Places

User Review  - Beth - Goodreads

When I read it the first time I found it impactful. This is my second reading a few years later and I find the content good, but the writing fair. Read full review

Review: Strong at the Broken Places: Voices of Illness, A Chorus of Hope

User Review  - Jill Barton - Goodreads

Amazing. Love how Mr. Cohen went out into society & was able to capture the real life day to day issues that individuals & their families deal with when faced with a chronic illness. Read full review


Choosing the Way to Live
Honoring a Separate Peace
Valuing Quality Over Quantity
Living with Grace
Dueling with Ignorance
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About the author (2009)

Richard M. Cohen's distinguished career in journalism earned him numerous awards, including three Emmys and a George Foster Peabody Award. He lives outside New York City with his wife, Meredith Vieira, and their three children.

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