A friend of Susan's recommended Richard Cohen's Blindsided: Lifting a Life Above Illness. TV producer Cohen has fought MS for decades and had bouts with colon cancer. His effort to put his head and his life together is one of the most heartening pieces of personal journalism I've ever encountered. The late Christopher Reeve called the book "brutally honest"—it's surely that, too. Cohen's battle with disease began when he was just 25.
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
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