Life wish

by Ireland, Jill, 1936-1990.

Format: Print Book 1987
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Biography B Ir2L
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  Biography
Call Number  B Ir2L
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Actress, wife, and mother Jill Ireland tells the story of her fight with breast cancer in a forthright, non-self-pitying way. This account is at once absorbing and inspirational, effectively depicting Ireland's strength, courage, and the unusual fierceness and intensity she has displayed in waging war against her disease. Using both conventional and unconventional therapies from chemotherapy and surgery to meditation, vitamin supplements, and holistic healing Ireland also employed resources such as family support and her own sheer determination to beat the cancer odds. A stirring personal testimony. MES. 362.1'9699449 (B) Ireland, Jill Health / Breast Cancer Patients U.S. Biography [OCLC] 86-27768"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Ireland, wife of actor Charles Bronson and herself an actress, discovered she had cancer in the summer of 1984, and here tells the story of her battle with the disease. In an affluent family setting that includes children from the previous marriages of both husband and wife, she struggled to develop the positive attitude that experts posit is an element of resistance to disease. In addition to conventional chemotherapy after her mastectomy, Ireland undertook holistic healing that involved homeopathic treatment, lying on an electromagnetic table and meditation with quartz crystals. With the assistance of these therapies and the support of her family, to whom she pays fulsome tribute, she explored her inner resources. Illness caused a reassessment of values, a scaling down of lifestyle, until she forged an understanding of pain and an ability to face a life-threatening situation. Upbeat and, despite some theatrical hyperbole, inspiring. Photos not seen by PW. First serial to Ladies Home Journal. (January 29) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Ireland, Jill, -- 1936-1990 -- Health.
Breast -- Cancer -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Publisher Boston :Little, Brown,1987
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description viii, 294 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 0316109266 :
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