Dancing at the River's Edge: A Patient and Her Doctor Negotiate a Life of Chronic Illness (Third Edition, Third)


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6.32 X 8.48 X 0.79 inches | 0.57 pounds

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About the Author

Alida Brill is a feminist social critic. She has written and spoken on such diverse topics as medical and sexual privacy, the ethics surrounding the right to die, the role of gender during periods of economic transition, intolerance and prejudice, and the conflict of personal versus public politics in a democracy. Michael Lockshin, M.D. is one of the world's leading experts in the long-term care of chronically ill patients. He is the Director of the Barbara Volcker Center for Women and Rheumatic Disease at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and a professor of medicine and obstetrics/gynecology at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of "Arthritis & Rheumatism," the official publication of the American College of Rheumatology, and his books for the general reader include Guarded Prognosis: A Doctor and His Patients Talk About ChronicDisease and How to Cope With It, and (as co-author) The Hospital for SpecialSurgery Rheumatoid Arthritis Handbook. He and his wife Jane live in New York.


"It delves into the intricacies and intimacy of chronic illness . . . it illuminates the spirit. Important for those suffering from chronic illness and [their] families." LAUREN SHULER DONNER film producer, You've Got Mail and the X-Men series, a lupus patient
"A must-read for anyone who has traveled to the 'other planet' that is chronic illness, or loves someone who is making this arduous journey ... a life-affirming and deeply moving book." NANCY MATSUMOTO staff contributor, People; former contributor, Health, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Newsweek, and Time; coauthor, The Parents' Guide to Eating Disorders
"A book unlike any other; this slim volume probes the intricacies of a magical relationship, that of a patient with her doctor. A heart-wrenching dialogue that carries profound and life-altering insights for us all." DR. DAVID SACHAR head of gastroenterology, Mt. Sinai Hospital, and world's leading expert on Crohn's Disease
"Whether you are doctor or patient, you see a bit of yourself in [this book]. . . . It demonstrates how profound the bond between doctor and patient can behow much power it imparts." SUSAN GOLICK founder, S.L.E. Lupus Foundation
"A deeply personal exploration on both sides of the medical scenethe patient who suffers and strives to retain her 'self, ' and the physician who struggles to maintain a balance between knowing the truth while attempting to understand its implications." VIRGINIA LADD president and executive director, American Autoimmune Diseases Related Association
"DANCING AT THE RIVER'S EDGE is about the trials and tribulations of chronic disease you won't be able to put it down once you pick it up." PAUL A. VOLCKER former Federal Reserve Chairman
"An extraordinary meditation on illness a poetic, powerful and groundbreaking work that illuminates the resilience and strength of the human spirit." DAVE ISAY executive director, Storycorps, and editor, Listening Is an Act of Love