Living with Chronic Illness: Days of Patience and Passion

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Bantam Books, 1992 - Chronic diseases - 360 pages
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From coping with uncertainty, pain and disability, to dealing with the effects of illness on self-esteem, relationships, and emotional well-being, Ms. Register reveals the toll chronic illness can take, and the rich possibilities it can present. Featured in Jane Brody's Personal Health column in The New York Times.

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Naming the Problem
Naming Your Unhealthy Self
The Etiquette of Chronic Illness

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About the author (1992)

Cheri Register often tells people her University of Chicago Ph.D. really stands for "Packinghouse Daughter." The opening chapter of "Packinghouse Daughter" was cited as a Notable Essay in "Best American Essays 1996." Other excerpts have appeared in "Hungry Mind Review, University of Chicago Magazine, " and the book "Is Academic Feminism Dead?" Her work on this memoir has earned a Jerome Travel and Study Grant, a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship, and grants from the Loft Literary Center and the Minnesota Historical Society. Her other books include "The Chronic Illness Experience: Embracing the Imperfect Life" (formerly titled "Living with Chronic Illness: Days of Patience and Passion") and ""Are Those Kids Yours?": American Families with Children Adopted from Other Countries." She has published many essays in magazines, literary journals, and anthologies, and is known for her early work in feminist literary criticism and Scandinavian literature. A writer of creative nonfiction, Register now teaches writing at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, where she also lives.

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