The ‘other’ failed me: how illness affects self-perception
Illness left an able father, husband and writer housebound. Long-term illness leaves our identities shaken, he argues.
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Nick Duerden is a writer and journalist. He has written for newspapers and magazines in the UK and US on topics including the arts, health, travel and family. His memoir, Get Well Soon (Bloomsbury) is about a long period of ill-health that proved NHS-resistant, forcing him to delve into the world of alternative therapy in pursuit of a cure. The writer and critic A.L. Kennedy suggested that, “anyone sane should read it.” It was published in February 2018 in the UK and April 2018 in America.