Boston Globe's 25 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018
Buzzfeed's 33 Most Exciting New Books
Bustle’s28 Most Anticipated Nonfiction Books of 2018 list
Nylon’s50 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2018
Electric Literature’s46 Books to Read By Women of Color in 2018
Huffington Post’s60 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2018
Bitch’s30 Most Anticipated Nonfiction Books of 2018
The Rumpus’sWhat to Read When 2018 is Just Around the Corner
Vol.1 Brooklyn’s23 for 2018: A Literary Preview for the Year to Come
The MillionsMost Anticipated 2018 List
Auto StraddleMost Anticipated 2018 Preview
The Coil's Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018
A powerful, beautifully rendered memoir of chronic illness, misdiagnosis, addiction, and the myth of full recovery.
For as long as author Porochista Khakpour can remember, she has been sick. For most of that time, she didn't know why. Several drug addictions, some major hospitalizations, and over $100,000 later, she finally had a diagnosis: late-stage Lyme disease.
*Sick *is Khakpour's grueling, emotional journey—as a woman, an Iranian-American, a writer, and a lifelong sufferer of undiagnosed health problems—in which she examines her subsequent struggles with mental illness and her addiction to doctor prescribed benzodiazepines, that both aided and eroded her ever-deteriorating physical health. Divided by settings, Khakpour guides the reader through her illness by way of the locations that changed her course—New York, LA, Santa Fe, and a college town in Germany—as she meditates on the physiological and psychological impacts of uncertainty, and the eventual challenge of accepting the diagnosis she had searched for over the course of her adult life.
A story of survival, pain, and transformation, *Sick *candidly examines the colossal impact of illness on one woman's life by not just highlighting the failures of a broken medical system but by also boldly challenging our concept of illness narratives.