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This Really Isn't About You [9781509863815]

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In 2014 I moved back to the United States after living abroad for fourteen years, my whole adult life, because my father was dying from cancer.
Six weeks after I arrived in New York City, my father died.
Six months after that I learned that I had inherited the gene that would cause me cancer too.

When Jean Hannah Edelstein's world overturned she was forced to confront some of the big questions in life: how do we cope with grief? How does living change when we realize we're not invincible? Does knowing our likely fate make it harder or easier to face the future? How do you motivate yourself to go on your OkCupid date when you're struggling with your own mortality?

Written in her inimitable, wry and insightful voice, Jean Hannah Edelstein's memoir is by turns heart-breaking, hopeful and yet also disarmingly funny. This Really Isn't About You is a book about finding your way in life. Which is to say, it's a book about discovering you are not really in control of that at all.


AUTHOR: Born in the early eighties in New York to an American father and Scottish mother, Jean Hannah Edelstein is a London-based journalist with a signature style that combines New York sass and British wit. Since mid-2007 she has been writing in print and online for the Guardian, Observer, Independent, Independent on Sunday, New Statesman and Sunday Times, on topics ranging from sex to politics to literature. A former columnist for Arena and current contributing editor of Bad Idea magazine, Edelstein has also appeared as a commentator on BBC radio and television. She lives in Brooklyn.

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Jean Hannah Edelstein
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25-Jul-2019
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Pages:
272
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