Blindsided

Lifting a Life Above Illness: A Reluctant Memoir

by Richard M. Cohen

On Sale: 02/01/2005

Blindsided

Lifting a Life Above Illness: A Reluctant Memoir

by Richard M. Cohen

On Sale: 02/01/2005

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About the Book

A hopeful look at coping with the ravages of serious chronic illness by an accomplished journalist, a contributing columnist for the New York Times, and former senior producer of the CBS Evening News

Richard Cohen, a veteran journalist, has lived with multiple sclerosis for 30 years. Diagnosed with colon cancer twice in recent years, Cohen chronicles and celebrates a life brimming over with accomplishment and adversity, while struggling for emotional health.

Autobiographical at its roots, reportorial, and expansive, Blindsided explores the effects of illness on raising three children and his relationship with wife Meredith Vieira (host of ABC’s The View). He tackles the nature of denial and resilience and the redemptive effects of a loving family, and does so with grace, humor, and lyrical prose.

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Critical Praise

“[A] powerful memoir, tough in the way Cohen’s old news bosses would have wanted it to be tough.” - New York Times Book Review

“...a warm, sarcastic, unflinching dissection of love, pain, laughter and wounded pride.” - Chicago Tribune

“Eloquent and brutally honest.” - Seattle Times

“With aplomb and high character [Cohen] lays out…lessons in unflappable prose…. A sharp and affecting piece of perspective-setting.” - Kirkus Reviews

“A powerful and agonizingly frank description of a life with which many chronically ill people and their families will identify.” - Library Journal (starred review)

“Blindsided is beautifully written and utterly honest. May we all be so brave and caring in our own families.” - Tom Brokaw

“I cannot remember ever being more profoundly moved by any book I have ever read.…Don’t miss this book.” - Beverly Sills

“[Blindsided] paints an incredibly sharp picture of what it is like to live passionately—with joy, love, and anger.” - Dr. Harold Varmus, President, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Former Director, National Institutes of Health

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060014100
  • ISBN 10: 0060014105
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 02/01/2005
  • Pages: 272
  • List Price:18.50 CAD
  • BISAC1 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • BISAC2 : MEDICAL / General
  • BISAC3 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Medical

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