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A Brain Wider Than the Sky A Migraine Diary (Paperback)

Author:  Andrew Levy
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1416572511
ISBN-13: 9781416572510
Sku: 211432641
Publish Date: 5/11/2010
Pages:  304
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Levy''s extraordinary social and cultural history of migraines, and the evocative personal story about his own battle with debilitating migraines.
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In this marvelous medical memoir, Andrew Levy details his battle with debilitating migraines, documenting his exhaustive attempts to determine their cause and his eventual acceptance of the pain and delirium, a surrender which turned out to be a most effective form of treatment. Levy always provides descriptive accounts of migraines from other notable sufferers, including Charles Darwin, Virginia Woolf, Sigmund Freud, and the King himself, Elvis Presley.

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"Memoirs of illness and injury too frequently end up either as proud testimonies of endurance or self-indulgent tomes, but Andrew Levy's beautiful memoir is welcome relief....Levy is...an accomplished writer, who turns his exacting gaze inward, inviting us to accompany him on a harrowing descent as he changes from a man who has suffered from occasional headaches into the victim of an unremitting, four-month-long, life-altering migraine." - Christine Montross 07/07/2009

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Product attributePublisher:   Simon & Schuster
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