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Hardcover Squint: My Journey with Leprosy Book

ISBN: 1604731192

ISBN13: 9781604731194

Squint: My Journey with Leprosy

(Part of the Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography Series)

Lying in a hospital bed, Jose P. Ramirez, Jr. (b. 1948) almost lost everything because of a misunderstood disease. When the health department doctor gave him the Handbook for Persons with Leprosy,... This description may be from another edition of this product.


Format: Hardcover

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This is an awesome book. I had no idea that leprosy was not extremely contangious.


I could not put this book down. I enjoyed reading it as much for the main story - about Jose Ramirez' journey - as about his family and the times they shared. Mr. Ramirez is a good story teller - he describes his feelings and thoughts in a way that make the reader feel as if they are right there with him. Not only is Mr. Ramirez a strong person for having made his journey, but he is brave for being willing to share the most intimate details. Thanks for writing this book and sharing your story.

compelling story of Hansens disease

Jose Ramirez's story is a compelling story of someone who in late 20th century America was diagnosed with a disease that was still feared and misunderstood. He gives a poignant account of his experiences from prediagnosis through treatment and his cure. The story of courage is about a person whom we could today meet on the street. For anyone who wants insight into Hansens disease (leprosy) and into personal activism this is a must read. The book is touching, inspiring and even funny.
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