The Sanctuary of Illness: A Memoir of Heart Disease #2019

The Sanctuary of Illness: A Memoir of Heart Disease By Thomas Larson The Sanctuary of Illness A Memoir of Heart Disease We all know someone who has suffered a heart attack But how often do we learn the intimate potentially life saving details that accompany coronary disease In The Sanctuary of Illness Thomas Larson
  • Title: The Sanctuary of Illness: A Memoir of Heart Disease
  • Author: Thomas Larson
  • ISBN: 9780976881384
  • Page: 367
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Sanctuary of Illness: A Memoir of Heart Disease By Thomas Larson
    The Sanctuary of Illness: A Memoir of Heart Disease By Thomas Larson We all know someone who has suffered a heart attack But, how often do we learn the intimate, potentially life saving details that accompany coronary disease In The Sanctuary of Illness, Thomas Larson The Memoir and the Memoirist The Saddest Music Ever Written gives a powerful and personal inside tour of what happens when our arteries fail He chronicles the three hearWe all know someone who has suffered a heart attack But, how often do we learn the intimate, potentially life saving details that accompany coronary disease In The Sanctuary of Illness, Thomas Larson The Memoir and the Memoirist The Saddest Music Ever Written gives a powerful and personal inside tour of what happens when our arteries fail He chronicles the three heart attacks in five years that he survived, and the emergency surgeries that saved his life each time Slowly waking up to the genetic legacy and dangerous diet that pushed him to the brink, he reveals a path to healing that he and his partner, Suzanna, discovered together Told with urgency and sensitivity, The Sanctuary of Illness is a subtle reminder that heart disease seldom affects just one heart.
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      Thomas Larson is the author of The Saddest Music Ever Written The Story of Samuel Barber s Adagio for Strings from Pegasus Books, September 2010omaslarson

    748 thoughts on “The Sanctuary of Illness: A Memoir of Heart Disease

    • This is one of my all time favorite memoirs for its artistry and its impact on me personally The Sanctuary of Illness relates Thomas Larson s experience of suffering three heart attacks and living through their aftermath Though it spans six years, the book is stunningly concise It both inspired me as a writer and jolted me out of my complacency about my own family s doom laden cardiovascular history Half a million Americans die from heart disease a year, one third under age 65, Larson tells us, [...]


    • from kalireads Thomas Larson packs tons of emotion into this tiny memoir, and I went from being repelled by glimpses of his life I didn t need to know about, to being moved almost to tears as I read while sitting on a very hard stool in a very crowded Apple Store, waiting for my appointment at the Genius Bar Highlighting almost every paragraph, wondering how socially inappropriate it would be to cry about a memoir to a tech support guy The Sanctuary of Illness had me like this so many times, but [...]


    • This is a great book A rare blend of riveting story teller and powerful intellect There is also the sense throughout the book that you are in the hands of a fine human being I was captivated from the first page all the way through.


    • An unusual medical memoir lyrical and very consciously literary Thomas Larson developed angina and had three heart attacks over the course of five years he was treated with angioplasties and six stents It was ironic that he had been a vegetarian since 1984, but still had extremely high cholesterol, which he attributed to eating cheese, eggs and milk he is now an oil free vegan However, heart disease was also a family curse, a sort of genetic nihilism snaking down from his father, mother and brot [...]


    • I won t elaborate on the book in the detail of the other reviewers I read it shortly after surviving a widow maker heart attack myself, one that came out of the blue and without Larson s extensive family history What I took away from the book, besides a few statistics since I hadn t really paid that much attention to the subject before and the realization that my attack was the same kind that killed Tim Russert, and I am alive mostly because my heart managed not to go into an arrhythmia, is the [...]


    • A stunning and engaging story of Larson s family history of heart disease afflicting him with not one, not two, but three heart attacks At the core of this memoir is Larson s relationship with the loving and supportive Suzanna The book is multilayered, beautifully written, and striking in its forthright honesty Larson is a compelling storyteller.




    • I REALLY could have done without such intimate details of his sex life A great read otherwise, however.


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