Berne, Katrina. Running on Empty Bernhard, Toni. How to Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers Brownlee, Shannon. Overtreated: Why Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer (economic book of the year in 2008).Chodrin, Pema. When Things Fall Apart Donohue, Paul J. Ph.D. and Mary E. Sigel Ph.D. Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: Living with Invisible Chronic Illness
Dossey, Barbara. Nurse Coaching Edwards, Laurie: In the Kingdom of the Sick: A Social History of Chronic Illness in America and Life Disrupted: Getting Real About Chronic Illness in Your Twenties and Thirties Feldman, Lynne. Integral Healing Fennell, Pat. The Chronic Illness Workbook: Strategies and Solutions for Taking Back Your Life
Foster, Jeff. Falling in Love with Where You Are.
Documentary: "Out of My Head" chronic migraine.
Fiction and Biography
Illness in Literature and Film
(a few suggestions – find your own and add to our list)
Books (fiction, autobiography)
Bolte Taylor, Jill. My Stroke of Insight.
Genova, Lisa. Still Alice
Blume, Judy. Deenie
Ishiguro, Kazuo. Never Let Me Go
Michael Crichton. The Andromeda Strain.
King, Roger. Love and Fatigue in America
Bailey, Elisabeth Tova. The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating
Feldman, Lynn. Integral Healing.
Girl Interrupted (mental illness)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (institutions)
Philadelphia (AIDS – employment)
Dallas Buyers Club (AIDS, commerce),
Awakenings (Parkinson’s – medical treatment)
A Beautiful Mind (mental illness)
Silver Linings Playbook (mental illness)
Angels in America (AIDS politics)
Theory of Everything (Motor Neuron Disease or ALS),