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Aviv, Rachel

Summary: In Strangers to Ourselves, a powerful and gripping debut, Rachel Aviv raises fundamental questions about how we understand ourselves in periods of crisis and distress. Drawing on deep, original reporting as well as unpublished journals and memoirs, Aviv writes about people who have come up against the limits of psychiatric explanations for who they are. She follows an Indian woman, celebrated...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.891 Aviv

Ormsbee, Kathryn

Summary: "Eleven-year-old homeschooled Katie experiences the ups and downs of growing up and 6th grade--from bad haircuts and friendship breakups to new experiences, new friends, and a new understanding of her OCD"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Children's Books 2022

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Saunders, Gerda

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.1968 Saunder

Feder, Tyler

Summary: "Tyler Feder shares her story of her mother's first oncology appointment to facing reality as a motherless daughter in this frank and refreshingly funny graphic memoir"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books 2020

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1 available in Adult, Call number: GRAPHIC 921 Feder

Ali, Fatima

Summary: "An aspiring young chef explores food and adventure, illness and mortality, coming of age and coming out in an inspiring memoir and family story that sweeps from Pakistan to New York City and beyond. Fatima Ali won the hearts of viewers as the season fifteen "Fan Favorite" of Bravo's Top Chef. After the taping wrapped and before the shows aired, Fati was diagnosed with a rare form of bone...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Ali

Masumoto, David Mas

Summary: "A family separated by racism against Japanese Americans and the discrimination of people with developmental disabilities--reunited seventy years later, returning to their roots on a farm and bound by family secrets"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Red Hen Press 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 Masumoto

Bloom, Amy

Summary: "Amy and Brian's world was changed forever with his diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer's. Forced to confront the daily frustrations and realities of the disease and its impact on their lives and marriage, Brian resolved not to let it dictate his life and instead asked himself: What makes life meaningful, and how do I want to live the rest of mine? His decision led them to learn about Dignitas...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 Bloom

Hoblitzelle, Olivia Ames.

Contents: The arrow of shock -- The grace of diminishment -- A different truth -- Get your dyin' done early -- You can't mess with Bach -- From copper to gold -- Places not previously visited -- The bird that sings in the night -- Ambushed by the unknown -- Gonna jump ship -- A good day to die.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.196 Hoblit

Summary: Adapted from the memoirs of literary critic John Bayley, the film recounts his courtship of and long marriage to British novelist Iris Murdoch. The scenario tacks back and forth from the young Iris--ready to seduce one and all with her coy command of words and sex appeal--to the elder Iris--slowly giving way to the cruel erasure of Alzheimer's.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Home Entertainment 2002

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD DVD Iris

Grandin, Temple.

Summary: Here, in Temple Grandin's own words, is the story of what it is like to live with autism, to be among the few people who have broken through many of the neurological impairments associated with autism. Throughout her life, she has developed unique coping strategies, including her famous "squeeze machine," which she modeled after seeing the calming effect of squeeze chutes on cattle. She...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.898 Grand

Leaming, Barbara.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.922 Leaming

Alnes, Jacqueline

Summary: "Jacqueline Alnes was a Division One runner during her freshman year of college, but her season was cut short by a series of inexplicable neurological symptoms. What started with a cough, escalated to Alnes collapsing on the track and experiencing months of unremembered episodes that stole her ability to walk and speak. Two years after quitting the team to heal, Alnes's symptoms returned with a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House Publishing 2024

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.852 Alnes

Dunkle, Elena.

Summary: "Seventeen-year-old Elena is vanishing. Every day means renewed determination, so every day means fewer calories. This is the story of a girl whose armor against anxiety becomes artillery against herself as she battles on both sides of a lose-lose war in a struggle with anorexia" --Amazon.com.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2015

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Y 921 Dunk

Petersen, Andrea.

Summary: A wry, sympathetic, bracingly honest account of living with anxiety, coupled with deep reportage on the science of anxiety disorders. --

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 615.8522 Peter

Pollan, Michael

Summary: "A brilliant and brave investigation by Michael Pollan, author of five New York Times best sellers, into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs--and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 615 Pollan 2018

Sundquist, Josh.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: Y FICTION Sundquist

Bowler, Kate

Summary: "A divinity professor and young mother with a Stage IV cancer diagnosis explores the pain and joy of living without certainty. Thirty-five-year-old Kate Bowler was a professor at the school of divinity at Duke, and had finally had a baby with her childhood sweetheart after years of trying, when she began to feel jabbing pains in her stomach. She lost thirty pounds, chugged antacid, and visited...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Bowler 2018

Biden, Joseph R.

Summary: ""Promise me, Dad," Beau had told his father. "Give me your word that no matter what happens, you're going to be all right." Joe Biden gave him his word. Promise Me, Dad chronicles the year that followed, which would be the most momentous and challenging in Joe Biden's extraordinary life and career. Vice President Biden traveled more than a hundred thousand miles that year, across the world,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 973.932 Biden

Skloot, Rebecca

Summary: Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells--taken without her knowledge--became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.0277 Skloot

Tammet, Daniel

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Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.196 Tamme

Taylor, Jill Bolte

Summary: Harvard-trained brain scientist Jill Bolte Taylor suffered a massive stroke at the age of 37. Taylor shares her unique perspective on the brain and its capacity for recovery.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Audio 2008

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1 available in Adult Audiobooks, Call number: CDBK 362 Taylo

Riggs, Nina

Summary: "Built on her wildly popular Modern Love column, 'When a Couch is More Than a Couch' (9/23/2016), a breathtaking memoir of living meaningfully with 'death in the room' by the 38 year old great-great-great granddaughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson, mother to two young boys, wife of 16 years, after her terminal cancer diagnosis"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Riggs

Kinsley, Michael E.

Summary: "Vanity Fair columnist Michael Kinsley escorts his fellow Boomers through the door marked "Exit." The largest age cohort in history--the notorious baby boomers--is approaching the end and starting to plan their final moves in the game of life. Now they are asking: What was that all about? Was it about acquiring things or changing the world? Was it about keeping all your marbles? Or is the only...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814.54 Kins

Rehm, Diane.

Summary: "In a deeply personal and moving book, the beloved NPR radio hostess speaks out about the long drawn-out death (from Parkinson's) of her husband of 54 years, and of her struggle to reconstruct her life without him"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Rehm

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