How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick

How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick

by Letty Cottin Pogrebin
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How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick by Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Everyone knows someone who's sick or suffering. Yet when a friend or relative is under duress many of us feel uncertain about how to cope.

Throughout her recent bout with breast cancer, Letty Cottin Pogrebin became fascinated by her friends' and family's diverse reactions to her and her illness: how awkwardly some of them behaved; how some misspoke or misinterpreted her needs; and how wonderful it was when people read her right. She began talking to her fellow patients and dozens of other veterans of serious illness, seeking to discover what sick people wished their friends knew about how best to comfort, help, and even simply talk to them.

Now Pogrebin has distilled their collective stories and opinions into this wide-ranging compendium of pragmatic guidance and usable wisdom. Her advice is always infused with sensitivity, warmth, and humor. It is embedded in candid stories from her own and others' journeys, and their sometimes imperfect interactions with well-meaning friends. How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick is an invaluable guidebook for anyone hoping to rise to the challenges of this most important and demanding passage of friendship.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610392846
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 04/09/2013
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 991,988
File size: 381 KB

About the Author

Letty Cottin Pogrebin is an award-winning journalist, widely published opinion writer, acclaimed public speaker, admired political activist, and author of several nonfiction bestsellers, including Growing Up Free, Getting Over Getting Older, and Deborah, Golda, and Me. Her last book was a novel, Three Daughters. She lives in New York.

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Beautiful book. I picked up my copy today. I feel good knowing someone had the courage to write a book like this. It will help a lot of people. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi I'm Anya and I'd really like to help. I pposted at the erin hunter book but i didnt give a name.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok. But just know this: the devil is trying to convince you that you are worthless. But you are not. God DOES love you and he Did make you beautiful in many ways. You may not realize it, but you are beautiful in ways you or no one else may know. I promise. Please dont cut yourself anymore. I want to lend you a sholder when you need to cry. Im here for you.