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Miracle Survivors

by Tami Boehmer Skyhorse (November 11, 2014)

If you have received an incurable cancer diagnosis, hearing about someone “who made it” is like spotting a rescue ship when you’re drowning in a stormy sea. Miracle Survivors provides that lifeline with...


What I Learned When I Almost Died

by Chris Licht Simon & Schuster (May 24, 2011)

What do you learn when your brain goes pop?

Chris Licht had always been ambitious. When he was only nine years old, he tracked down an NBC correspondent while on vacation to solicit advice for a career in television....


Trauma Red

by Peter Rhee & Gordon L. Dillow Scribner (June 03, 2014)

The incredible life story of the trauma surgeon who helped save Congresswoman Gabby Giffords­—from his upbringing in South Korea and Africa to the gripping dramas he faces in a typical day as a medical genius....


Between Expectations

by Meghan Weir Free Press (December 22, 2010)

When Dr. Meghan Weir first dons her scrubs and steps onto the floor of Children’s Hospital Boston as a newly minted resident, her head is packed with medical-school-textbook learning. She knows the ins and...


Chocolate & Vicodin

by Jennette Fulda Pocket Books (February 22, 2011)

The humorous and touching memoir of a woman who’s been seeking relief from a headache for more than two years.

Jennette Fulda was riding high on the success of her first book, Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir...


The Match

by Susan Whitman Helfgot & William Novak Simon & Schuster (October 12, 2010)

Joseph Helfgot, the son of Holocaust survivors, worked his way from a Lower East Side tenement to create a successful Hollywood research company. But his heart was failing. After months of waiting for a heart...


Happy

by Alex Lemon Scribner (December 29, 2009)

His freshman year of college, Alex Lemon was supposed to be the star catcher on the Macalester College baseball team. He was the boy getting every girl, the hard-partying kid everyone called Happy. In the spring...


The Water Giver

by Joan Ryan Simon & Schuster (September 08, 2009)

Both a medical drama and meditation on motherhood, The Water Giver is Joan Ryan's honest account of her doubts and mistakes in raising a learning-disabled son and the story of how his near-fatal accident gave...


I Have Something to Tell You

by Regan Hofmann Atria Books (September 22, 2009)

For ten years, Regan Hofmann lived a double life. To the world, she was a woman from Princeton who went to prep school, summered in the Hamptons and rode Thoroughbred horses. She had a great job, a loving family...


Heart

by Dick Cheney & Jonathan Reiner Scribner (October 22, 2013)

Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his longtime cardiologist, Dr. Jonathan Reiner, share the story of Cheney’s thirty-five-year battle with heart disease—providing insight into the incredible medical...


It's Probably Nothing...*: *Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Implants

by Micki Myers Simon & Schuster (October 01, 2013)

Daring, sly, and unlike any other book you’ve read, this memoir-in-poems tackles cancer with a bawdy wit guaranteed to “make you laugh in cancer’s face” (Marisa Acocella Marchetto, author of Cancer Vixen...


Call the Nurse

by Mary J. MacLeod & Claire Macdonald Arcade (April 04, 2013)

Tired of the pace and noise of life near London and longing for a better place to raise their young children, Mary J. MacLeod and her husband encountered their dream while vacationing on a remote island in the...


One Doctor

by Brendan Reilly Atria Books (September 03, 2013)

Told by a unique voice in American medicine, this epic story recounts life-changing experiences in the career of a distinguished physician, and is described by The New York Times as “a true service [to history]....


Direct Red: A Surgeon's View of Her Life-or-Death Profession

PEN/Ackerley Prize 2010

by Gabriel Weston HarperCollins e-books (December 08, 2009)

“What a terrific book….[Weston] leaves you feeling that if push came to shove you’d want to be operated on by her.”

—Nicholas Shakespeare, author of Bruce Chatwin: A Biography

 

The continuing popularity...


Cracked

by Drew Pinsky HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Dr. Drew Pinsky is best known as the cohost of the long-running radio advice program Loveline. But his workday is spent at a major Southern California clinic, treating the severest cases of drug dependency and...


Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

by Susannah Cahalan Free Press (November 13, 2012)

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING CHLOË GRACE MORETZ

An award-winning memoir and instant New York Times bestseller that goes far beyond its riveting medical mystery, Brain on Fire is the powerful account of...


The Intern Blues

by Robert Marion Avon (November 13, 2012)

While supervising a small group of interns at a major New York medical center, Dr. Robert Marion asked three of them to keep a careful diary over the course of a year. Andy, Mark, and Amy vividly describe their...


Flat

by Catherine Guthrie Skyhorse (September 25, 2018)

"A darn good read.” —Christiane Northrup, M.D., ob/gyn physician and New York Times bestselling author

A feminist breast cancer memoir of medical trauma, love, and how she found the strength to listen to...


One Life at a Time

by Daniel Baxter Skyhorse (June 26, 2018)

When Dr. Daniel Baxter arrived in Botswana in 2002, he was confident of the purity of his mission to help people with AIDS, armed with what he thought were immutable truths about life—and himself—that had...


Overcoming Cancer

by Gary Null Skyhorse (July 18, 2017)

One word strikes more fear into a person’s mind than any other: cancer. The physical, mental, emotional, and financial toll that comes with a cancer diagnosis is immense and affects not only cancer patients...


Take Me Home from the Oscars

by Christine Schwab Skyhorse (May 01, 2011)

Forty-six million people suffer from arthritis. Frustrated with the lies, driven to deceit by a career that celebrates beauty and fashion, lifestyle reporter Christine Schwab is not most people. She managed...


The Drug Hunters

by Donald R. Kirsch & Ogi Ogas Arcade (December 13, 2016)

The surprising, behind-the-scenes story of how our medicines are discovered, told by a veteran drug hunter.

The search to find medicines is as old as disease, which is to say as old as the human race. Through...


Backbone

by Karen Duffy Arcade (November 07, 2017)

An inspirational, powerful, and funny manual for coping and living with devastating pain.

For two decades, Karen Duffy —New York Times bestselling author, former MTV VJ, Revlon model, and actress— has managed...


Different Strokes

by Steven Boorstein & Jie Mao Skyhorse (October 12, 2011)

“Strokes are the third-leading cause of death in America, and for the ‘lucky’ stroke victims who don’t die, about half will spend the rest of their lives trying to recover.” Roughly 700,000 American...


Slice Girls

by Joan Arakkal Impact Press (February 01, 2019)

When Dr Joan Arakkal chooses to specialise in orthopaedics while training in India, a field traditionally occupied by men, she slots into the world of bones with relative ease.

But when her career takes her...


Auschwitz

by Miklos Nyiszli, Richard Seaver, Tibere Kremer & Bruno Bettelheim Arcade (April 01, 2011)

When the Nazis invaded Hungary in 1944, they sent virtually the entire Jewish population to Auschwitz. A Jew and a medical doctor, Dr. Miklos Nyiszli was spared from death for a grimmer fate: to perform “scientific...


Strong at the Broken Places

by Richard M. Cohen HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

The bestselling author of Blindsided, Richard M. Cohen spent three years chronicling the lives of five diverse "citizens of sickness": Denise, who suffers from ALS; Buzz, whose Christian faith helps him deal...


The Bright Hour

by Nina Riggs Simon & Schuster (June 06, 2017)

* INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *

“Stunning…heartrending…this year’s When Breath Becomes Air.” —Nora Krug, The Washington Post

“Beautiful and haunting.” —Matt McCarthy, MD, USA TODAY

“Deeply...


Into the Gray Zone

by Adrian Owen Scribner (June 20, 2017)

In this “riveting read, meshing memoir with scientific explication” (Nature), a world-renowned neuroscientist reveals how he learned to communicate with patients in vegetative or “gray zone” states and,...


Mirror Touch

by Joel Salinas, M.D. HarperOne (April 18, 2017)

Challenging our understanding of what it means to be human, Joel Salinas, a Harvard-trained researcher and neurologist at Massachusetts General, shares his experiences with mirror-touch synesthesia, a rare and...


Behind Many Doors

by Phil Carradice Accent Press (January 27, 2015)

Behind Many Doors is a vivid and revealing portrait of an Edwardian psychiatric hospital in Cardiff, created by those who know it most intimately. Whitchurch Hospital, formerly Cardiff Asylum, will cease to...


A Stitch of Time

by Lauren Marks Simon & Schuster (May 02, 2017)

“Readers will be compelled by this illuminating debut memoir…a captivating” (Kirkus Reviews) account of one woman’s journey to regain her language and identity after a brain aneurysm steals her ability...


When It Gets Dark

by Thomas DeBaggio Free Press (November 01, 2007)

Adeptly navigating between elegy and celebration, fear and determination, confusion and clarity, DeBaggio delivers an exquisitely moving and inspiring book that will resonate with all those who have grappled...


Losing My Mind

by Thomas DeBaggio Free Press (April 05, 2002)

When Tom DeBaggio turned fifty-seven in 1999, he thought he was about to embark on the relaxing golden years of retirement -- time to spend with his family, his friends, the herb garden he had spent decades...


Half the Mother, Twice the Love

by Mother Love & Tonya Bolden Atria Books (October 10, 2006)

As a talk-show host and inspirational speaker, Mother Love used to have to just grin and bear it -- all that extra weight and the poor health that went along with it. Today she can truly smile as she serves...


Mozart and the Whale

by Jerry Newport, Mary Newport & Johnny Dodd Touchstone (January 09, 2007)

An unforgettable love story and the incredible chronicle of a musical genius and a mathematical prodigy who share a diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome.

When Jerry and Mary Newport met, the connection was instant....


Tell Me Everything You Don't Remember

by Christine Hyung-Oak Lee Ecco (February 14, 2017)

A memoir of reinvention after a stroke at age thirty-three.

Christine Hyung-Oak Lee woke up with a headache on the morning of December 31, 2006. By that afternoon, she saw the world—quite literally—upside...


A Brain Wider Than the Sky

by Andrew Levy Simon & Schuster (May 26, 2009)

With more than one in ten Americans -- and more than one in five families -- affected, the phenomenon of migraine is widely prevalent and often ignored or misdiagnosed. By his mid-forties, Andrew Levy's migraines...


The Beauty of Love

by Laura Posada, Jorge Posada & Joe Torre Atria Books (August 31, 2010)

JORGE and LAURA POSADA were accustomed to being on top of the world. After a romantic courtship, the lives of these newlyweds were filled with unimaginable success and joy. But all of that changed when their...


Monkey Mind

by Daniel Smith Simon & Schuster (July 03, 2012)

Daniel Smith’s Monkey Mind is the stunning articulation of what it is like to live with anxiety. As he travels through anxiety’s demonic layers, Smith defangs the disorder with great humor and evocatively...


INTENSIVE CARE

by Echo Heron Scribner (July 19, 2011)

Chilling, revelatory, and compassionate, Echo Heron’s bestselling memoir offers a brutally honest account of her time as an idealistic nursing student, her entry into the workforce, and her rude awakening...


The Victoria's Secret Catalog Never Stops Coming

by Jennie Nash Scribner (September 25, 2001)

Breast cancer made Jennie Nash a wise old woman at the age of thirty-six. She learned, among other things, that her instincts are good, her kids are really resilient, and that, in the fight against breast cancer,...


A Bad Reaction

by Sarah Bridges Skyhorse (March 08, 2016)

A mother’s story of raising an autistic son, navigating the vaccine court, and confronting the widespread denial of a link between vaccines and autism.

At four months old, Porter Bridges went in for his well-baby...


A Life Everlasting

by Sarah Gray HarperOne (September 27, 2016)

A donor mother’s powerful memoir of grief and rebirth that is also a fascinating medical science whodunit, taking us inside the world of organ, eye, tissue, and blood donation and cutting-edge scientific research....


My Secret Mother

by Phyllis Whitsell Collins (February 16, 2016)

Two separate lives, one heartbreaking secret

When Phyllis Whitsell was just eight months old, her mother died of tuberculosis. At least, that what’s Phyllis grew up being told. But Phyllis never believed it...


I Had to Survive

by Roberto Canessa & Pablo Vierci Atria Books (March 01, 2016)

Dr. Roberto Canessa recounts his side of the famous 1972 plane crash of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 in the Andean Mountains and how, decades later, the harrowing journey to survive propelled him to become...


The Complete Confessions of a GP (The Confessions Series)

by Benjamin Daniels The Friday Project (August 03, 2015)

Confessions of a GP and Further Confessions of a GP together in one volume.

Benjamin Daniels is angry. He is frustrated, confused, baffled and, quite frequently, very funny. He is also a GP. These are his confessions....


Healing Hepatitis C

by Christopher Kennedy Lawford & Diana Sylvestre, M.D. HarperCollins e-books (May 12, 2009)

Get the facts about Hepatitis C

Having hepatitis C can be a transformative, extremely tough experience—especially without the right information. Healing Hepatitis C remedies that by combining the personal...


The Man Who Couldn't Eat

by Jon Reiner Gallery Books (September 06, 2011)

“I’m a glutton in a greyhound’s body, a walking contradiction, in the grip of the one thing I can’t have—food.”

Food is not just sustenance. It is memories, a lobster roll on the beach in Maine; heritage,...


A Special Day

by Anne-Dauphine Julliand & Adriana Hunter Arcade (May 26, 2015)

February 29th is a date that comes into existence just once every four years. It is also the birthday of Thaïs—author Anne-Dauphine Julliand’s darling daughter—who died of a genetic disease. Thaïs lived...