According to psychologist Roud, medical science grossly understates the incidence of extraordinary recovery from serious illness. To bridge this ``information gap,'' Roud interviewed in depth 11 men and women who have conquered overwhelming medical odds--against cancer, heart disease, cystic fibrosis, and severe mental illness. Although each found his or her own way back to health, the factor that Roud sees as setting them apart from others who were not so fortunate was their ability to change and grow. Readers looking for easy answers will not find them here, nor will they find the sheer exuberance that they find in the books of Roud's friend, Dr. Bernie Siegel, but those looking for hope that they too can change their lives, that they too can overcome tremendous medical odds, will find it. Recommended for public libraries.-- Marcia G. Fuchs, Guilford Free Lib., Ct. correction: The publication date for Nan cy Chodorow's Feminism and Psychoana lytic Theory, reviewed in LJ 10/1/89, has been changed from November 1989 to Janu ary 1990.