No Cure for Being Human(And Other Truths I Need to Hear)

Auteur: Kate Bowler

When she discovers that she has cancer at the age of 35, the author searches for a way forward as she mines the wisdom—and absurdity —of our modern “best life now” advice industry, learning how to deal with her diagnosis on her own terms.

Wanneer ze op 35-jarige leeftijd ontdekt dat ze kanker heeft, zoekt Kate naar een manier om vooruit te komen terwijl ze de wijsheid - en absurditeit - van onze moderne 'beste leven nu' - adviesindustrie ondergaat leert zij hoe ze in haar eentje met haar diagnose moet omgaan op haar eigen voorwaarden. Aan het boek een artikel in CNN toegevoegd dat veel zegt over wat iemand als religieus persoon ervaart als je ernstig ziek wordt. "Vertrouw op God" heeft Kate niet genezen. Wel haar artsen en eigen gezonde verstand.

CNN heeft een mooi artikel over haar. (met dank aan Peter die me dit toestuurde)  

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No Cure for Being Human

At CNN you can find an article about Kate Bowler and why she wrote this book:

Kirsten Powers is a CNN senior political analyst and New York Times bestselling author whose forthcoming book is "Saving Grace: Speak Your Truth, Stay Centered and Learn to Coexist with People Who Drive You Nuts," publishing on November 2, 2021. The opinions expressed in this commentary are her own. View more opinion on CNN.

(CNN)At the age of 35, Kate Bowler was diagnosed with stage IV cancer. Doctors predicted that at best she had two years to live -- essentially handing the Duke Divinity School professor a death sentence. Since then, she's been on the receiving end of a maddening collection of cringey cliches presumably meant to encourage her, but which have only made her already terrifying situation more difficult. Six years later, Bowler is the author of a remarkable and soul-baring new book filled with the wisdom she has gained on this harrowing journey. In "No Cure for Being Human (And Other Truths I Need to Hear)," she reflects on the epidemic of denial that results in so many of us refusing to gracefully come to terms with finitude -- ours and those around us. Bowler, a historian of self-help, is fed up with "toxic positivity," which she defines as "an overemphasis on the idea that our mindsets determine our reality.">>>>>>>reed more

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