Wrestling With the Angel: A Memoir of My Triumph Over Illness

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 15, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 208 pages
Journalist Max Lerner writes a stunningly honest account of the feelings and thoughts that marked his battle with two successive cancers and a heart attack. Journal entries from this extraordinary ordeal show how mind and body interweave in the healing process. "A worthy companion to Anatomy of an Illness".--Kirkus Reviews.
 

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Journalist/scholar Lerner writes with uplifting gusto of his battles with a series of life-threatening illnesses. With intelligence, curiosity, and assertiveness, he was able to overcome the ... Read full review

Contents

Authors Note
11
Contingency Is King
19
The Locus of the Evil
27
The Torment of Choice
37
The Universe of the 111
47
Dont Take My Night Away
59
You Have Two Cancers
77
Dont Let Them Do an Abelard on You
95
A Medical Miracleand a Medical Museum
111
Thank God Its Only a Heart Attack
117
The Doctor Within the Patient
137
The Last Voyage
145
Confronting Death Asserting Life
167
Notes
196
Further Reading
205
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