Breathing for a living a memoir. Breathing for a Living: A Memoir by Laura Rothenberg 2019-02-24

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breathing for a living a memoir

Connecting readers with great books since 1972. But it was good for me to hear her anger, her self-pity, her ma This is an autobiography of illness cystic fibrosis told by a young woman with the disease, who has since died. It was several years after her death. I guess I wanted this book to be an extension of that dialogue. Yet behind this voice is a penetrating maturity about her mortality. Customer service is our top priority!. She was dynamic, well-spoken, and had interesting, tart, things to say.

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Breathing for a living : a memoir (Book, 2003) [indivisiblearmy.org]

breathing for a living a memoir

I'll be honest; it was tough to get through the book. Yet behind this voice is a penetrating maturity about her mortality, revealing a will and temperament that is fierce and insightful. . Ill friends of hers are introduced and later die without any real explanation of their relationship to her. Anika Baddeley is a sociologist and has cerebral palsy. In her writing, she could be open, honest, and irreverent, like the young person she was. To read a memoir like this, you have to be willin I felt compelled to read this memoir for two reasons: 1 Laura and I share the same birthday, though she was born ten years after me.

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Breathing for a living : a memoir (Book, 2003) [indivisiblearmy.org]

breathing for a living a memoir

She primarily focuses on the time flanking her lung transplant using her diary entries and e-mails from the time. Like most people born with cystic fibrosis, the chronic disease that affects primarily the lungs, Laura struggled to come to grips with a life that had already been compromised in many ways. It gives an insight into the physical, social and emotional experiences that arise when dealing with chronic illness. The book focuses on the decision to have a lung transplant, a procedure that if successful could extend her life and allow her a better quality of life. I guess I wanted this book to be an extension of that dialogue.

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Breathing for a living : a memoir (Book, 2003) [indivisiblearmy.org]

breathing for a living a memoir

Twenty-one-year-old Laura Rothenberg had always tried to live a normal life--even with lungs that betrayed her and a constant awareness that she might not live to see her next birthday. Twenty-one-year-old Laura Rothenberg had always tried to live a normal life--even with lungs that betrayed her and a constant awareness that she might not live to see her next birthday. To read a memoir like this, you have to be willing to sit with sadness, you have to be willing to let it haunt you for awhile. From the waiting--and all it implies to the surgery, recovery, and her new life, Rothenberg muses on mortality in journal entries and poetry. Yet mixed in with this voice is an incredible maturity about her mortality.

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Breathing for a Living : A Memoir

breathing for a living a memoir

In the meantime, you can read the entire review at This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. A beautiful book, written by an extraordinary young womyn. Like most people born with cystic fibrosis, the chronic disease that affects lungs and other organs, Rothenberg struggles to come to grips with a life that has already been compromised in many ways. About this Item: Hachette Books, 2004. In her writing, she could be open, honest, and irreverent, like the young person she was.

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Breathing for a Living A Memoir 1st edition

breathing for a living a memoir

Great book, having known Laura, it really captured her essence. I can't tell if the author's illness and death contributed to the lack of editing. Like most people born with Now in paperback comes the moving account by an extraordinary young woman who mounted a daily struggle with cystic fibrosis in an effort to lead an ordinary life. Twenty-one-year-old Laura Rothenberg has always tried to live a normal life--even with lungs that betray her, and a sober awareness that she may not live to see her next birthday. Although the book begins well, and is insightful, it is the result of a compilation of personal diary entries, e-mails and first hand narration. Pages and cover are clean and intact.

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Breathing for a living : a memoir (Book, 2003) [indivisiblearmy.org]

breathing for a living a memoir

As a part of his lecture he shared a video recording of Laura giving a talk at grand rounds, or some major lecture for health professionals. Now in paperback comes the moving account by an extraordinary young woman who mounted a daily struggle with cystic fibrosis in an effort to lead an ordinary life. In her writing, she could be open, honest, and irreverent, like the young person she was. Customer service is our top priority!. You can read why I came to this decision here. In her writing, she can be open, honest, and irreverent, like the young person she is.

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Breathing for a Living : A Memoir

breathing for a living a memoir

I felt compelled to read this memoir for two reasons: 1 Laura and I share the same birthday, though she was born ten years after me. Twenty-one-year-old Laura Rothenberg has always tried to live a normal life — even with lungs that betray her, and a sober awareness that she may not live to see her next birthday. To view it, I wanted to like this book so much, because I have something of an interest in chronic illness and cystic fibrosis, but I found it disappointing. From the waiting — and all it implies — to the surgery, recovery, and her new life, Rothenberg muses on mortality in journal entries and poetry. I always feel very strange reading this type of book. About this Item: Hyperion Press.

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breathing for a living a memoir

Laura Rothenberg, a college student with cystic fibrosis a terminal illness that affects the lungs , decides to undergo a double lung transplant. I was bothered by the fact that a portrait of Laura as a person didn't start to emerge until the portion of the book where Laura's friends and family wrote about her transplant. Laura's story isn't just about sadness and pain though; it is an eloquent reminder that all of us have a finite amount of time to live, and how we fill each of those moments is a conscious choice, or should be. Like most people born with cystic fibrosis, the chronic disease that affects primarily the lungs, Laura struggled to come to grips with a life that had already been compromised in many ways. Yet behind this voice is a penetrating maturity about her mortality, revealing a will and temperament that is fierce and insightful.

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Breathing for a Living : A Memoir

breathing for a living a memoir

It's clearly the most personal way for us to follow what she's going through, but it was kind of muddled. About this Item: Hachette Books, 2004. So I surfed the net, and I found different genetic disorders and read about each one of it, and I found cystic fibrosis, and it is different from the others, maybe because the one who had it looks normal but on the inside they were so much suffering, and now our teacher asked as to search about a person who suffer that genet I become interested of reading this because of our topic now in our biology subject which is about genetic disorders, and our teacher made us to research 1 genetic disorder. I always feel very strange reading this type of book. I really wanted to like this, but I was hoping for a more narrative account of her experiences as a chronic patient.

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