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The Resource The deep places : a memoir of illness and discovery, Ross Douthat

The deep places : a memoir of illness and discovery, Ross Douthat

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The deep places : a memoir of illness and discovery
Title
The deep places
Title remainder
a memoir of illness and discovery
Statement of responsibility
Ross Douthat
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this vulnerable, insightful memoir, the New York Times columnist tells the story of his five-year struggle with a disease that officially doesn't exist, exploring the limits of modern medicine, the stories that we unexpectedly fall into, and the secrets that only suffering reveals. In the summer of 2015, Ross Douthat was moving his family, with two young daughters and a pregnant wife, from Washington, D.C., to a sprawling farmhouse in a picturesque Connecticut town when he acquired a mysterious and devastating sickness. It left him sleepless, crippled, wracked with pain--a shell of himself. After months of seeing doctors and descending deeper into a physical inferno, he discovered that he had a disease which according to CDC definitions does not actually exist: the chronic form of Lyme disease, a hotly contested condition that devastates the lives of tens of thousands of people but has no official recognition--and no medically approved cure. From a rural dream house that now felt like a prison, Douthat's search for help takes him off the map of official medicine, into territory where cranks and conspiracies abound and patients are forced to take control of their own treatment and experiment on themselves. Slowly, against his instincts and assumptions, he realizes that many of the cranks and weirdos are right, that many supposed "hypochondriacs" are victims of an indifferent medical establishment, and that all kinds of unexpected experiences and revelations lurk beneath the surface of normal existence, in the places underneath. The Deep Places is a story about what happens when you are terribly sick and realize that even the doctors who are willing to treat you can only do so much. Along the way, Douthat describes his struggle back toward health with wit and candor, portraying sickness as the most terrible of gifts. It teaches you to appreciate the grace of ordinary life by taking that life away from you. It reveals the deep strangeness of the world, the possibility that the reasonable people might be wrong, and the necessity of figuring out things for yourself. And it proves, day by dreadful day, that you are stronger than you ever imagined, and that even in the depths there is always hope"--
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Writing style
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
11008243
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Douthat, Ross Gregory
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Douthat, Ross Gregory
  • Douthat, Ross Gregory
  • Lyme disease
  • Chronically ill
  • Journalists
  • Chronically ill
  • Health
  • Journalists
  • Lyme disease
  • United States
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a memoir of illness and discovery
Label
The deep places : a memoir of illness and discovery, Ross Douthat
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A dark wood -- Controversy -- The secret of the suburbs -- The country of suffering -- An N of I -- Excavations -- Where the ladders start -- The island -- Pandemia -- The permeable body
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 200 pages
Isbn
9780593237366
Lccn
2021024033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1273557289
  • 873831
Label
The deep places : a memoir of illness and discovery, Ross Douthat
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A dark wood -- Controversy -- The secret of the suburbs -- The country of suffering -- An N of I -- Excavations -- Where the ladders start -- The island -- Pandemia -- The permeable body
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 200 pages
Isbn
9780593237366
Lccn
2021024033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1273557289
  • 873831

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