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Hardcover The Language of Pain: Finding Words, Compassion, and Relief Book

ISBN: 0393070638

ISBN13: 9780393070637

The Language of Pain: Finding Words, Compassion, and Relief

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In the tradition of Susan Sontag's Illness as Metaphor , Biro's groundbreaking book is sure to transform our understanding of and ability to communicate pain. Language can alleviate the loneliness of pain and improve the chances that other people--family, friends, and doctors--empathize and respond most effectively.

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The book is fluid and lyrical with insightful cultural references throughout. It is as good as his first novel , 100 Days, and in spite of what is a difficult topic to communicate he manages beutifully. Highly reccomend it and not designated for just those that have dealt with illness or death.

A Unique Synthesis

Simply stated, this is a remarkable book. Dr. Biro is able to merge his considerable expertise as a doctor of medicine and letters with his own personal experience with a life threatening illness. The result is much more than an exploration of the concept and reality of pain. It is an exploration of what it is to be a human being in the world: thinking, feeling, communicating, and living.
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