In Love with Daylight: A Memoir of Recovery

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Akadine Press, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 252 pages
In this rare book, Sheed's words, like the recoveries he describes, are healing. With uncommon grace and contagious good humor, Sheed, a survivor of polio, depression, and cancer, offers a testimony of encouragement and hope that will bring his readers intelligent comfort and even a few laughs.

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IN LOVE WITH DAYLIGHT: A Memoir of Recovery

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Prolific novelist and critic Sheed recounts his winning battles with polio, cancer, and what he calls ``addiction- depression'' in this lucid, gently humorous memoir. Like William Styron, Sheed (My ... Read full review

In love with daylight: a memoir of recovery

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Novelist Reynolds Price (A Whole New Life, LJ 3/1/94) battled spinal cancer; essayist Lucy Grealy (Autobiography of a Face, LJ 7/94) struggled to restore her disfigured face; writer Gretel Ehrlich (A ... Read full review


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About the author (1999)

Wilfred Sheed is the author of six novels, two of which, "Office Politics "and "People Will Always Be Kind," were nominated for National Book Awards. He has written three collections of criticism, one of which was nominated by the National Book Critics Circle. Among his other books is a notable memoir of Clare Boothe Luce, who told him that Irving Berlin was the vainest man she ever met and George Gershwin one of the most basically modest. He lives with his wife, Miriam Ungerer, in North Haven, New York

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