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Chie Alemán

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Chie Alemán has lived all over the US, though in many ways, New Orleans will always be home. Her work explores themes of family, personal responsibility, and identity, often pulling from her cultural background as the daughter of Cuban immigrants. She is particularly drawn to portraying unique characters, who, despite their disease or disability, are still interesting and sympathetic individuals deserving of love like anyone else. She currently resides in Houston with her husband and for crazy Chihuahuas.

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Chie Alemán Yes, actually, I do. My parents were both in the medical field and pushed me to pursue medicine, so I actually attended medical school for two years.…moreYes, actually, I do. My parents were both in the medical field and pushed me to pursue medicine, so I actually attended medical school for two years. I decided not to finish due to health reasons and knowing my heart really wasn't in it, but I'm very grateful for the knowledge I acquired during that time. Being as accurate and realistic as possible while still recognizing that what I'm writing is fiction is one thing I strive to do in all my writing. I often do a lot of research before I even write a particular story or character to try to make sure I'm as medically accurate as realistically possible, because that's something very important to me. I find that too many stories featuring disease or disability are written without much, if any research, or without speaking to anyone who's dealt with said disease/disability, and what happens is authors end up supporting negative stereotypes all too often, which is a real shame.(less)
Average rating: 3.61 · 72 ratings · 14 reviews · 1 distinct work
UnConventional

3.61 avg rating — 72 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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perfectworldcoverTitle: Perfect World

Author: Rie Aruga

Available Digitally?: Yes

Genre: Josei (Romance) Manga

Series Complete?: Ongoing

Final Verdict: Buy

Preview?: Read the first chapter here.

My take: A surprisingly heart-wrenching, realistic exploration of romance with a paraplegic.

I’ve been reading a lot of manga lately, because I’ve missed reading so much over the past four years (due to my constant head...

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Until Death Do Us Part, Vol. 1 by Hiroshi Takashige
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Memetic #1 by James Tynion IV
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パーフェクトワールド 2 by Rie Aruga
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Read my full review of volumes 1 & 2 on my site: http://chiealeman.com/perfect-world-v...
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Perfect World, tome 1 by Rie Aruga
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(Review of Volumes 1 & 2)

I’ve been reading a lot of manga lately, because I’ve missed reading so much over the past four years (due to my constant headache), and the advantage of graphic media is there’s less text (and thus less eye strain), yet
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The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide by David J. Miklowitz
"4.5 stars rounded up.

This is an excellent, comprehensive book that covers all the basics related to bipolar disorder. It's especially helpful for those who have been recently diagnosed, and includes a lot of exercises and worksheets to help you an..." Read more of this review »
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パーフェクトワールド 4 by Rie Aruga
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“You can't fall in love with someone in a day."
"Romeo and Juliet did," Melanie says, tugging me toward the exit.
"Yeah, and then they killed themselves a few hours later. Thanks for the pep talk, Mel.”
Chie Alemán, UnConventional

“Sometimes the only thing keeping you from happiness is yourself.”
Chie Alemán, UnConventional

“Life is a series of memories, some good, some bad, that make us who we are.”
Chie Alemán, UnConventional

“Cooking without wine is like sex alone. You may get the job done, but you don't really care once it's over.”
Andrew Grey

“GIRL, write YOUR book dammit.
Who cares what people think?
If writers in the past cared what other people thought we'd still be glossing over 'inappropriate' kissing scenes.
Break the fucking rules.
Push yourself to the edge.
Show the world what YOU can do.
This is YOUR book. YOUR blood and guts.
AND, don't you EVER, EVER, write one single line for SOMEONE ELSE.”
Madeline Sheehan

“Sometimes the only thing keeping you from happiness is yourself.”
Chie Alemán, UnConventional

“Arguing with anonymous strangers on the Internet is a sucker's game because they almost always turn out to be—or to be indistinguishable from—self-righteous sixteen-year-olds possessing infinite amounts of free time.”
Neal Stephenson, Cryptonomicon

“I think you have this . . . I don’t know . . . this tremendous capacity to see the beauty in everything–even in things that sometimes inspire pity or repulse others. That’s a gift, not a perversion.”
Molly Mirren, To Each Her Own

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