Nickie Coby (puppybraille) wrote,
Nickie Coby

The Anatomy of Hope: Book Review

I don't think I wrote about the book I read last week. It's called The Anatomy of Hope and it's by Jerome Groopman. It was an interesting read because he wrote it well. He didn't seem to sugar coat anything, but he didn't go into so much medicalese that I couldn't follow what he was saying. I was automatically interested in the book because Dr. Groopman wrote an article about RSD in The New Yorker. It's a good summary, so I hoped he'd do just as good of a job with the book. He did. He talked about a lot of clinical cases and some of his own experiences. It has prompted me to think about where I put my hope. I don't necessarily want to write about that right now, but I want to recommend the book to absolutely anyone with a chronic disease. Although faith is discussed in the book, it isn't shoved down anyone's throat. That's really important to me because even though I consider myself a follower of Jesus and faith is extremely important to me, I don't like having it shoved down my throat or knowing that other friends will feel uncomfortable with the ook. It's thought provoking and well thought out. It was enjoyable and I plan to read it again if I need a boost in attitude.
It's available on Web Braille and Audible and I' m sure it's available in print from Amazon or something like that. Again, I highly recommend this book!
Tags: health, reading

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