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Codeine Diary : A Memoir - Andrews, Tom
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1998, ISBN: 0316042447

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[EAN: 9780316042444], Neubuch, [PU: Little, Brown and Company], Literary Criticism|American|General, Medical|Hematology, Biography & Autobiography|General, Biography & Autobiography|Literary, Biography & Autobiography|Medical, Jacket, Little, Brown and Company 1998 First Edition Stated New/New DJ Remainder mark on bottom page edge. From At times discursive, Andrews's memoir covers his traumas and triumphs as a poet, teacher, motorcycle racerand hemophiliac. The triumphs include establishing a mark in the Guinness of World Records for continuous clapping (14 hours, 31 minutes) as an 11-year-old and living a full life by "outwitting" his disease. Andrews relates the trauma of various bleeding episodes and the death of an older brother from kidney disease, an event that, according to Andrews, haunts him even more than his own affliction. The is most involving when explaining the horrors of hemophilia: Andrews (Hymning the Kanawha) reports that 90% of hemophiliacs who received regular blood infusions between 1978 and early 1985 carry HIV (he has remained negative to date). His explanations of the dangers and treatments of "bleeds" are thorough and engrossing, but the narrative loses momentum in sections in which random humor is attempted or trivial conversations are reconstructed. Andrews is adept at expressive phrases and insightful observations, but his effectiveness is sometimes undermined by a lack of focus. 1998 Hemophiliac and Guinness record breaker for hand clapping, Andrews has written a memoir of what it was like growing up as the "healthy" child in the family because of his brother's struggle with an ultimately fatal kidney disease. While recovering from a serious bleed and taking codeine to relieve the pain, Andrews, now a professor at Purdue University and an award-winning poet, began writing a diary that evolved into this memoir, thus the title. He stirs the reader's emotions as he bares his own. However, his rather disjointed mix of humor, pain, and poetic images is not as compelling an account of a journey through illness as Reynolds 's A Whole New Life (LJ 3/1/94), which Andrews quotes. Neither does it give full insight into hemophilia, as does Elaine DePrince's Cry Bloody Murder (LJ 7/97). Recommended only for large public libraries.Dixie Jones, Louisiana State Univ. Medical Ctr. Lib., Shreveport 1998

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Little, Brown and Company, 1998. Little, Brown and Company 1998 First Edition Stated New/New DJ Remainder mark on bottom page edge. From At times discursive, Andrews's memoir covers his traumas and triumphs as a poet, teacher, motorcycle racerand hemophiliac. The triumphs include establishing a mark in the Guinness of World Records for continuous clapping (14 hours, 31 minutes) as an 11-year-old and living a full life by "outwitting" his disease. Andrews relates the trauma of various bleeding episodes and the death of an older brother from kidney disease, an event that, according to Andrews, haunts him even more than his own affliction. The is most involving when explaining the horrors of hemophilia: Andrews (Hymning the Kanawha) reports that 90% of hemophiliacs who received regular blood infusions between 1978 and early 1985 carry HIV (he has remained negative to date). His explanations of the dangers and treatments of "bleeds" are thorough and engrossing, but the narrative loses momentum in sections in which random humor is attempted or trivial conversations are reconstructed. Andrews is adept at expressive phrases and insightful observations, but his effectiveness is sometimes undermined by a lack of focus. 1998 Hemophiliac and Guinness record breaker for hand clapping, Andrews has written a memoir of what it was like growing up as the "healthy" child in the family because of his brother's struggle with an ultimately fatal kidney disease. While recovering from a serious bleed and taking codeine to relieve the pain, Andrews, now a professor at Purdue University and an award-winning poet, began writing a diary that evolved into this memoir, thus the title. He stirs the reader's emotions as he bares his own. However, his rather disjointed mix of humor, pain, and poetic images is not as compelling an account of a journey through illness as Reynolds 's A Whole New Life (LJ 3/1/94), which Andrews quotes. Neither does it give full insight into hemophilia, as does Elaine DePrince's Cry Bloody Murder (LJ 7/97). Recommended only for large public libraries.Dixie Jones, Louisiana State Univ. Medical Ctr. Lib., Shreveport 1998. First Edition Stated. Hardcover. New/New DJ., Little, Brown and Company, 1998

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Codeine Diary: A Memoir

In Codeine Diary, award-winning poet Tom Andrews gives a riveting and often hilarious account of living fully under the shadow of hemophilia. Codeine Diary is a lyrical and haunting memoir of one man's refusal to succumb to the constraints of his disease. Andrews learned early that ordinary life is a perpetual, fragile miracle, which drove him to race motorcycles and play in a punk band as a teenager - pursuits most hemophiliacs would regard as foolhardy at best. But while Andrews was "a poster child for bad insurance risks", he was considered the healthy one in his family: his brother suffered from a devastating and ultimately fatal kidney disorder. In fact, the two diseases were eerily symmetrical: there were days when Andrews would suffer a bleed while his brother's blood would not stop coagulating. Having acquired hemophilia through a "spontaneous mutation" and not hereditarily, having avoided HIV, which nine out of ten severe hemophiliacs contracted in the early 1980s, Andrews is living proof of the strange role chance plays in our lives.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780316042444
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0316042447
Hardcover
Paperback
Publishing year: 1998
Publisher: LITTLE BROWN
256 Pages
Weight: 0,386 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 0316042447

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