Cover Me: A Health Insurance Memoir

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University of Nebraska Press
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5.8 X 8.66 X 0.78 inches | 0.86 pounds

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About the Author
Sonya Huber teaches creative writing in the low-residency MFA program at Ashland University and at Georgia Southern University. She is the author of Opa Nobody (Nebraska 2008) as well as multiple essays that have appeared in publications such as Fourth Genre, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and the Washington Post Magazine.
"Huber's sure-footed prose considers how deeply connected an individual's health is to being both rooted and free, confident or fearful of securing even the most routine treatment. Once covered, she is safe under that blanket of care, and wise enough to understand that covers are easily blown, or blown away."--Lisa Romeo, ForeWord Reviews
"Huber's irreverent humor makes her provocative "health insurance memoir" worth a read."--Karen Springen, Booklist Online-- (8/30/2010 12:00:00 AM)
"This book illustrates, in a way that mere political rhetoric cannot, how the lack of accessible, affordable medical care negatively affects everyone on a personal, emotional and economic scale."--Joan Hanna, Author Exposure-- (10/8/2010 12:00:00 AM)
"Cover Me is the best kind of memoir; it is engaging, enraging, tragic and funny. Fortunately, laughter as medicine is one thing the insurance companies have not yet managed to deny."--T. Tamara Weinstein, Elevate Difference-- (9/15/2010 12:00:00 AM)
"In this humorous and affecting memoir, Huber details her experiences navigating the American health care system, and brings a necessary dose of reality to the political debates and propaganda surrounding health care reform."--Women & Children First-- (11/1/2010 12:00:00 AM)
"What I found so compelling about Huber's story is her ability to make the personal resonate so much more loudly than the political ideas or theories, while capably insuring that her own story underscores her political stance on health care. I found myself wanting to send copies to every member of the House and Senate."--Sarah Werthan, Brevity Book Reviews