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Out of Joint: A Private and Public Story of Arthritis (American Lives) Paperback – September 1, 2007
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I loved her refusal to quit or to accept that nothing more could be done. Like that energetic bunny, she just kept on going, searching for probable causes, exploring possible cures, and keeping a constant, sometimes hilarious, dialogue with herself. This book is also a lesson in how to go about family life and love the RIGHT way...an inspiration to us all.
Felstiner, a prize-winning professor of history,
brings to words. This story about rheumatoid arthritis
is a page-turner. Felstiner's gift for mixing plain
speech with the technical and erudite is totally
astounding. Further, she demonstrates the healing
potential of narrative, a multi-faceted narrative
glinting with allusion. Through her account, Felstiner
manages to make us proud to be human, capable at the
same time of suffering and transcendence. Five stars.
This book explores so many different angles- the emotional, the artistic, the physical, the social, the private, the public. Sometimes her writing meanders over into poetry and somehow explains medical terms with poetic expression.
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This book is moving as a memoir and enlightening as a history of our country's all too slow coming to grips with rheumatoid arthritis.Published 1 month ago by Judy Neri
i did appreciate a lot of the things that the author was trying to convey - I feel that this is a very personal take on how her journey has been with RA. Read morePublished on February 3, 2013 by PATRICIA
I like the book; however, I have to admit that I expected it to be different. I can't even really say "how" different. Read morePublished on October 20, 2012 by Elakshi