Press Release: DANCING AT THE RIVER’S EDGE: A Patient and Her Doctor Negotiate Life with Chronic Illness
SCHAFFNER PRESS KICKS OFF 2009 BY TAKING THE MEMOIR FORM TO NEW HEIGHTS WITH ALIDA BRILL’S AND MICHAEL D. LOCKSHIN’S PROVOCATIVE MEMOIR DANCING AT THE RIVER’S EDGE:A PATIENT AND HER DOCTOR NEGOTIATE LIFE WITH CHRONIC ILLNESS
LOS ANGELES, CA- DECEMBER 10, 2008-Schaffner Press will publish Dancing at the River’s Edge: A Patient and Her Doctor Negotiate Life with Chronic Illness January 8, 2009 in hardcover for an SRP of $23.99. The book will be supported by a series of signings, lectures and a radio tour starting in New York in early January, and rolling out across the country with emphasis on the east and west coast.
The dual memoir is a personal look inside the world of the doctor/patient relationship, as the reader learns of the day-to-day struggles endured by a patient with chronic illness, as well as the deep concerns and conflicts of the doctor who is engaged in the ongoing decisions to help his patients maintain a reasonably “normal” and full life. The book is an intimate portrait of the delicate balance between doctor and patient, and will help people who struggle with chronic illness, and the friends and family who support them. All topics are discussed, ranging from sex and suicide, to careers, fears and loneliness.
Publisher Tim Schaffner exclaims: “This book is a revealing and original look at chronic illness and the medical world. I am proud to publish this truly original dual memoir, and hope that it helps to bring comfort and understanding to all those living with, or caring for, a person struggling and living with a chronic illness.”
The book is already gaining momentum and buzz in all spheres of influence,
“DATRE is an extraordinary meditation on illness….” says Dave Isay, Executive Director, StoryCorps and editor of the bestseller Listening is an Act of Love.”
Film Producer (You’ve Got Mail, The X Men trilogy) and Lupus patient, Lauren Shuler Donner says of the book,” it delves into the intricacies and intimacy of chronic illness…..It illuminates the spirit…..”
and Paul Volcker states “Dancing at the River’s Edge…is about the trials and tribulations of chronic disease. I have been able to read it in advance and I tell you—I get no royalties from these books, but you ought to get a copy and read it. You won’t be able to put it down once you pick it up…”
Alida Brill is a social critic, essayist and author of several non-fiction books, including, Dimensions of Tolerance, Nobody’s Business and A Rising Public Voice. She lives in New York City.
Michael Lockshin, M.D., is one of the country’s leading experts in the long-term care of chronically ill patients. He is the Director of the Barbara Volcker for Women and Rheumatic Disease at the Hospital for Special Surgery and a professor of medicine and obstetrics/gynecology at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He lives in New York.
Schaffner Press, Inc. is an independent small press publisher in Tucson, Az., specializing in provocative and socially-conscious works of fiction and non-fiction, both reprints and originals whose books are distributed for the trade by IPG: 312-337-0747.
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