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Author:
Richard M. Cohen
ISBN13:
978-0060014100
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0060014105
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Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (February 1, 2005)
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Cohen is 60 now and still "coping" - a term and a life strategy which gets much ink here. Mr. Cohen has laid out what happened to him and how he is dealing with a severe illness.

Cohen is 60 now and still "coping" - a term and a life strategy which gets much ink here. In a discussion of this book with a friend who had already read it, he characterized it as a kind of literate oke. Point taken, I suppose. Family members need to read this book to help them understand the illness and help those afflicted. His story is not finished and yet there is a future for him.

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In this moving and engrossing memoir, veteran television news producer Richard Cohen relates a life spent dealing with multiple sclerosis, first diagnosed . Blindsided: Lifting a Life Above Illness: A Reluctant Memoir.

In this moving and engrossing memoir, veteran television news producer Richard Cohen relates a life spent dealing with multiple sclerosis, first diagnosed when h.

Cohen, who is legally blind, has written an autobiography titled, Blindsided: Lifting a Life Above Illness: A Reluctant Memoir. They live in Irvington, Westchester County, New York and have three children Richard Merrill Cohen should not be confused with Washington Post columnist Richard Martin C.

Home Richard Bach Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah. I answered then that I didn't have to write anything next, not a word, and that all my books together said everything that I had asked them to say. Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, . Having starved for a while, the car repossessed and that sort of thing, it was sort of fun not to have to work to midnights. Still, every summer or so I took my antique biplane out in the green-meadow seas of midwest America, flew passengers for three-dollar rides and began to feel an old tension again - there was something left to say, and I hadn't said it. I do not enjoy writing at all.

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Richard Cohen, a veteran writer, producer and distinguished journalist, has lived with multiple sclerosis for over 25 years.

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Written by. Richard M. Cohen. Manufacturer: HarperCollins Publishers Release date: 1 February 2004 ISBN-10 : 0060014091 ISBN-13: 9780060014094.

Richard Cohen, a veteran writer, producer and distinguished journalist, has lived with multiple sclerosis for over 25 years. Recently diagnosed again with colon cancer, Cohen describes his lifelong struggle with multiple sclerosis, his first bout with colon cancer, a loving marriage to Meredith Viera, the effect of illness on raising children, and the nature of denial and resilience, all told with grace, humour, and lyrical prose.

Cohen chronicles and celebrates a life brimming over with accomplishment, adversity and personal endeavour and his story has struck a chord with readers nation–wide. He has been interviewed by Barbara Walters for a nearly hour–long segment that ran on 20/20, he also appeared on wife Viera's program, The View and is scheduled for Charlie Rose, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, and the Paula Zahn Show, among others. Blindsided also received outstanding print attention and People magazine has run a first serial piece.

Autobiographical at its roots, reportorial and expansive, Blindsided builds on Cohen's story as a task aimed at emotional well–being, if not survival, pursued in sober tones that explore coping to its most redemptive and complex levels. Despite his extreme circumstances, Cohen's is a common struggle, recognisable as an integral part of humanity, and one which he explores with varying amounts of diligence, respect, personal revelation and humour.

  • I read this 10 years ago when it was first published and enjoyed it then, and decided to re-read it now that I have a friend dealing courageously with a neurological disorder. I recalled Cohen's courage in confronting his disease and understandable anger over the ways it limited him. His is an authentic voice. He is not a cheerleader trying to convince us of anything, just to show us 'this is what is has been like for him'. I appreciate the truth, and especially raw emotional truth, over any glossing over. This is a terrific book about how to be tough in the face of life's less welcome challenges.

  • A very moving memoir of a man who has lived with MS since the age of 25. Cohen is 60 now and still "coping" - a term and a life strategy which gets much ink here. In a discussion of this book with a friend who had already read it, he characterized it as a kind of literate good-news-bad-news-joke. God told Cohen, "The bad news is I've given you MS; the good news is I'm also giving you Meredith Vieira." Point taken, I suppose. But this is a story of a very difficult life lived with courage coupled with a very important and quirky sense of humor. When Cohen discovered later in life that he also had colon cancer - not once, but twice - it was nearly too much to bear. But bear it he does, and he tells you the whole messy business too, leaving very little to the imagination. He admits it was nearly a breaking point in his marriage, and also admits he was not a very nice person to be around. But his wife and kids stuck with him. This is, to put it in a nutshell, just one hell of a good book. I admire Cohen tremendously for all he has endured. But hey, he did have Meredith, so ... Great read; I recommend it highly. - Tim Bazzett, author of PINHEAD: A LOVE STORY

  • Excellant book! I was recommeded this book from National MS Society, I was not disappointed. yes there was alot of negative in the book concerning the symptoms and problems associated with MS, but they were all truthful. Very tough book for me to read as I'm experiencing many of the same things, and like him I had two really great jobs, that I cannot do well because of MS. And like him I'm stubborn, and still in denial after 20 years... Hopefully the folks that read this that do not have MS, realize this is frequently how all of us feel. Great read for anyone also, at any stage of MS, not sugar-coated, like some of the books I've read, actual fact and truth.

  • Richard Cohen's unblinking account of the toll taken on his body, his mind, his emotions and his family is moving without sentimentality. He exposes his weaknesses, his struggles, his anger, and - without naming it - his courage in soldiering through it all. His writing is spare and perfect. The reader glimpses a family who has been battered by daily life with a sick and sometimes difficult husband and father, but all of them, with support and love for one another, not only endure the challenges but find strength and happiness in the journey. A short, straightforward book, it can be valuable to the fortunate and healthy (how lucky I am) and fortitude to the less fortunate (if he can overcome, so can I). Highly recommended.

  • I bought this for my daughter who has MS and although I have not had the chance to read it, she has read at least 1/4 of it to me because she identifies so strongly with what Mr. Cohen has gone through. Sometime in the near future I hope to read it although that may be a while since she reads many passages over and over, and it is of late, her constant companion.

  • Mr. Cohen has laid out what happened to him and how he is dealing with
    a severe illness. Family members need to read this book to help them
    understand the illness and help those afflicted. His story is not finished
    and yet there is a future for him. Thankful for the truth and also the hope
    he puts forth, and his struggles as he went along. Having a family member
    who suffers like he does gives us a look into how we can help them.

  • I, too, suffer from a rare, chronic, progressive neurological disease. I saw myself so clearly in these pages - the frustration, the anger, the acknowledgement of the energy it takes just to make it from day to day.
    This is not a "how-to-cope" book. It will take you inside the mind of a person who suffers from a disease -- severe MS in this case -- and is a journal of sorts of his battle for 25+ years. Insult is added to injury when he develops colon cancer - twice.
    Cohen is marrried to television talk-show host (The View) Meredith Viera, and it's about the dynamics of their marriage and family (three children) as much as it is about him and his illnesses. The honesty is searing and made me feel as if I were with a compatriot in a lonely war.
    What I have found to be of great help for myslef is developing my spiritual (different from religious) life. Cohen dismisses this avenue of help, although he talks a lot about atttitude, and I wanted to reach out to him and share the comfort I have found.
    I still highly recommend this book to anyone who is chronically ill, or shares a life with someone who faces that challenge.

  • I have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis since 1994, though doctors think I've had it since I was a teen. I was very moved by Richard's account of his life with MS. He is a very eloquent speaker, which is what he does here, speak, not just write. He spoke to my soul as I am sure he did to many of us with MS. It did take me some time to read this book, just because it reminds me of things I sometimes wish to forget, but then we all need reminders sometimes. It also really drives home the fact that there are always people worse off than I, and I try to concentrate on that fact in my life. His wife and family are a wonderful example of how strong people can be in the face of adversity. Many with MS do not have this gift, and I wish them all well in life's journey.
    Kathy