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A Season in Hell: A Memoir

French, Marilyn

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ISBN 10: 0345412680 / ISBN 13: 9780345412683
Verlag: Ballantine Books, 2000
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Titel: A Season in Hell: A Memoir

Verlag: Ballantine Books

Erscheinungsdatum: 2000

Einband: Paperback

Zustand: Very Good

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From the author of "The Women's Room" and "My Summer With George" comes a compelling memoir of her victory over esophageal cancer, and her virtual return from the dead.

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Marilyn French, author of My Summer with George, The Women's Room, and Her Mother's Daughter, learns at the beginning of this memoir that she has esophageal cancer. (A smoker for 46 years, she had ignored friends and doctors who implored her to quit.) She is told that one survives metastasized esophageal cancer. A Season in Hell is French's personal story of her journey through the nightmares of aggressive cancer treatment, seizures, a two-week coma, kindhearted nurses, and uncompassionate doctors. One told her not to get her hopes up when her tumor disappeared, and a neurologist said (prophetically?), "Doctors hate writers; they always say horrible things about us." It is also French's story of triumph--because she succeeds in conquering the cancer, though she emerges from the struggle far from well, with "just about every system in my body [damaged] by chemotherapy or radiation." Readers share the worst and the best with French, and by the end of the book get to know this woman, feel a part of her humanity, respect her courage, and cherish her circle of close friends (including Gloria Steinem) and relatives who gave her so much when she needed it most. --Joan Price

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