The red devil : to hell with cancer-- and back
|Format:||Print Book 1999|
|Availability:||Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies|
The Red Devil is a bold, wickedly funny tale of illness, joy, and the improbable triumph of love in the midst of despair. When Katherine Russell Rich was thirty-two, a newly divorced, high-powered magazine editor living a glamorous life in New York City, her ten-year (and still counting) ordeal with cancer began. Soon she was bald, scrambled, and living in two worlds simultaneously: the world of the ill, filled with treatments, exhaustion, and doctors as focused on avoiding malpractice suits as on healing; and the "normal" world, where dating, career, vacations, and 401(k) plans still matter. Alternately wise and wise-cracking, Rich serves up vignettes from the surreal world only the ill know: the MS patient who crashes her support group, the alternative practitioner whose gifts come from extraterrestrials, the doctor who fires her patient, dating while bald, working without a brain, and smoking with cancer. Here is a woman who has been brought to her knees by disease several times, only to get up and learn to dance, with grace, even.
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
Publisher's Weekly Review: "
Rich, Katherine Russell
Breast -- Cancer -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
|Publisher|| New York :Crown,1999
232 pages ; 22 cm