Advance Praise for Rewriting Illness
“Elizabeth Benedict brings a novelist’s deft storytelling to a narrative we think we already know. It’s full of drama, humor, essential lessons for dealing with doctors, crushing vulnerability, and, wonderfully, plenty of hope.” Mara Liasson, NPR National Political Correspondent
“Witty, vivid, and harrowing . . .as though Nora Ephron had written a book called I Feel Bad About My Tumor.” Thomas Beller, author of J.. Salinger: The Escape Artist and How to Be a Man: Scenes from a Protracted Boyhood
“This is the kind of inspiring book you want to share with all the important people in your life.” Sigrid Nunez, author of What Are You Going Through and The Friend, A novel, 2018 Winner the National Book Award for Fiction
“Elizabeth Benedict’s beautiful, brave memoir about her own fears, especially fear of illness, which was eventually realized and had to be overcome, has so much to say about rational and irrational anxieties and the way they haunt women and deprive us of the larger life we crave.” Katha Pollitt, author of Learning to Drive and Other Life Stories
“Superbly intelligent and surprisingly entertaining memoir. . She writes with an honesty and a sly sense of humor about herself that make this book hard to put down.” Stephen McCauley, author of My Ex-Life
“A frank, riveting and often hilarious memoir If you’ve had cancer, or love someone who’s had or has it, or are just plain afraid. . . then you’ll want to read this book.” Claire Messud, Author of The Emperor’s Children and The Burning Girl.