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The lady's handbook for her mysterious illness : a memoir

Author: Sarah Ramey
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The funny, defiant memoir of Sarah Ramey's years-long battle with a mysterious illness that doctors thought was all in her head--but wasn't. A revelation and an inspiration for millions of women whose legitimate health complaints are ignored. In her darkly funny and courageous memoir, Sarah Ramey recounts the decade-long saga of how a seemingly minor illness in her senior year of college turned into a prolonged and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
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Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ramey, Sarah,
The lady's handbook for her mysterious illness
New York : 2020.
(DLC) 2019981431
Named Person: Sarah Ramey
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Ramey
ISBN: 9780385534079 0385534078
OCLC Number: 1107805139
Description: 415 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Sarah Ramey.

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"The funny, defiant memoir of Sarah Ramey's years-long battle with a mysterious illness that doctors thought was all in her head--but wasn't. A revelation and an inspiration for millions of women whose legitimate health complaints are ignored. In her darkly funny and courageous memoir, Sarah Ramey recounts the decade-long saga of how a seemingly minor illness in her senior year of college turned into a prolonged and elusive condition that destroyed her health but that doctors couldn't diagnose or treat. Worse, as they failed to cure her, they hinted that her problems were all in her head. The Lady's Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness is a memoir with a mission: to help the millions of (mostly) women who suffer from unnamed or misunderstood conditions: autoimmune illnesses like fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic Lyme disease, chronic pain, and many more. Sarah's pursuit of a diagnosis and cure for her own mysterious illness becomes a page-turning medical mystery that reveals a newly emerging understanding of modern illnesses as ecological in nature. Her book will open eyes, change lives, and ultimately change medicine"--

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