Item description for Am I My Mother's Daughter?: A Search For Identity by Julie Stern Joseph...
Can we go beyond "genetic fate"? A story of faith and willpower.
Are we fated to follow in our parents' footsteps? When do we break the chain? How do we stop personal history from repeating?
Julie Stern Joseph tries to answer these questions and others as she confronts the cancer that killed her mother in much the same way it threatens to kill her.
In Am I My Mother's Daughter? we follow Julie, her husband and children on their journey into fear, diagnosis and missed diagnosis and through successful and failed surgeries. We also witness Julie's reaction to the "miracle" medicines that can destroy the patient even as they cure her disease. The reader experiences how alternative medicines and their practitioners touch Julie's soul while helping her in her fight to reclaim her body. We also learn how the author's local Jewish community pulled together and assisted her through her illness.
Uniquely, Julie's husband also shares his viewpoint about what it means to be the spouse of a cancer patient.
Far from being a depressing read, the book is the uplifting story about a successful struggle against a deadly disease, optimistic thinking, positive feeling, faith, and a life-long therapy that heals both the body and the soul.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.2" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Oct 10, 2005
Publisher Devora Publishing
ISBN 1932687297 ISBN13 9781932687293
Availability 0 units.
More About Julie Stern Joseph
Julie Joseph received her Masters' in Jewish history from NYU and has taught Jewish History and other Judaic Studies to high school students for six years in Long Island, New York, She is presently pursuing a doctorate in Jewish Educational Administration from Azrieli Graduate School of Education and Administration of Yeshiva University.
Reviews - What do customers think about Am I My Mother's Daughter?: A Search For Identity?
A Parent and a Doctor Mar 6, 2006
I read this book with great interest. We all try to learn from our own mistakes. In this courageous and insightful book, Julie S. Joseph outlines how she has learned from the various trials and tribulations of her life. Every reader will find this human saga enthralling. Her strength, determination, and fortitude are a lesson to us all.