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I have never read a book that lays out the struggles of an illness as insightful as A Life Less Convenient (ALLC) does. Jennifer Burke deserves a great deal of accolades for putting together this magnificent journey into the love affair a terminal illness has with one’s body. The ex presented in this book is a conglomeration of several people in the narrator’s life over the beginning years of her diagnosis. Her body is taken over and controlled by Lupus, and her relationships provide the emotion...more
I must be missing something. It seems like a story of self-obsession. I know from my own involvement with fibromyalgia that much of such conditions is just focusing too much on the illness. Maybe that is not the author's problem and I just completely missed the point. I didn't find it interesting reading, though it was well-composed.
It wasreally something new to read, it shows the struggles of an illness very insightful. But at times I had the feeling the person telling was rather.selfcentered with her developed obsessions. Maybe you.simply become like that, when your body betrays you. Rather depressing read actually.
Sep 16, 2013 Morgan rated it 5 of 5 stars
A novel about love, sex, and chronic illness, written by a disabled femme author? Yes, please! Jennifer Clare Burke’s depiction of everyday life with chronic illness resonated deeply with me and I loved it!