At the Will of the Body: Reflections on Illness

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Houghton Mifflin, 1991 - Cancer - 144 pages
In his eloquent work, Frank explores the events of illness from within: the transformation from person to patient, the pain, the sense of wonderment at the body--despite its failings--and the ceremony of recovery. "Arthur Frank's book is a dramatic contribution to our lives".--M. Scott Peck.

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Within two years, Frank experienced life-threatening illness twice: a heart attack at age 39 and cancer at 40. These crises motivated him to write "a letter to his younger self'' before he was made ... Read full review

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About the author (1991)

Arthur W. Frank received the Natalie Davis Spingarn Writer's Award from the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship in 1996. He teaches at the University of Calgary.

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