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Memoir of a Debulked Woman: Enduring Ovarian Cancer
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date June 3, 2013
Pages 296
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393345896
ISBN-10 0393345890
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.58 lbs.
Original list price $16.95
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A 2012 New York Times Book Review Notable Book

"Staggering, searing…Ms. Gubar deserves the highest admiration for her bravery and honesty." ―New York Times

Diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2008, Susan Gubar underwent radical debulking surgery, an attempt to excise the cancer by removing part or all of many organs in the lower abdomen. Her memoir mines the deepest levels of anguish and devotion as she struggles to come to terms with her body’s betrayal and the frightful protocols of contemporary medicine. She finds solace in the abiding love of her husband, children, and friends while she searches for understanding in works of literature, visual art, and the testimonies of others who suffer with various forms of cancer.

Ovarian cancer remains an incurable disease for most of those diagnosed, even those lucky enough to find caring and skilled physicians. Memoir of a Debulked Woman is both a polemic against the ineffectual and injurious medical responses to which thousands of women are subjected and a meditation on the gifts of companionship, art, and literature that sustain people in need. 2 illustrations

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780393073256 Book cover for 9781410449115
 
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (July 26, 2012)
9781410449115 | details & prices | 475 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $31.99
About: A woman living with ovarian cancer describes going through debulking surgery, during which parts or whole organs in the lower abdomen are removed, and searches for understanding and offers hope and support to other people in need.
from W W Norton & Co Inc (April 30, 2012)
9780393073256 | details & prices | 296 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.88 lbs | List price $24.95
About: A 2012 New York Times Book Review Notable Book In this moving memoir, a renowned feminist scholar explores the physical and psychological ordeal of living with ovarian cancer.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (June 3, 2013)
9780393345896 | details & prices | 296 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.58 lbs | List price $16.95
About: A 2012 New York Times Book Review Notable Book "Staggering, searing…Ms.

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