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The Lady's Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness: A Memoir (Hardcover)

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The darkly funny memoir of Sarah Ramey’s years-long battle with a mysterious illness that doctors thought was all in her head—but wasn’t. The Lady's Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness is a memoir with a mission: to help the millions of (mostly) women who suffer from unnamed or misunderstood conditions--autoimmune illnesses, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic Lyme disease, chronic pain, and many more. 

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In her harrowing, defiant, and unforgettable memoir, Sarah Ramey recounts the decade-long saga of how a seemingly minor illness in her senior year of college turned into a prolonged and elusive condition that destroyed her health but that doctors couldn't diagnose or treat. Worse, as they failed to cure her, they hinted that her devastating symptoms were psychological.

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ISBN 9780385534079
Length (cm) 16.0000
Width (cm) 4.0000
Height (cm) 24.0000
Publisher Doubleday
Publication Date Mar 17, 2020
Pages (number) 432
Genre Biographies and Memoirs
Author Sarah Ramey
Signed No
Format Hardcover
Editorial Reviews

“A visceral, scathing, erudite read that digs deep into how modern medicine continues to fail women and what can be done about it.” — Booklist, Starred Review

“Illuminating . . . Though this medical saga is disturbing in the many miscalculations her doctors made, Ramey’s hilarious and upbeat sense of humor lightens even the direst of circumstances . . . Her uncanny grit and fortitude will deeply inspire the multitudes facing similar issues.”  Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

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