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‘Dear Chronic Illness’ features a collection of short letters written by young people, addressed to their long-term illnesses and impairments, detailing what they would like to say to them. The letters are not your typical sob stories, and provide a light-hearted and humorous commentary on the writers’ various experiences, yet they also give insight into the challenges of ...more
Paperback, 71 pages
Published June 14th 2018 by Wallace Publishing
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Mindfully Evie
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction
This little book exceeded all my expectations; it was absolutely brilliant and a lovely little gem of a book to read. I loved the different tones and attitudes everyone bought to this book and it was so great to read of all the chronic illnesses from so many different points of view. A must read for anyone with a chronic illness, especially for the “younger” generation.
Pippa
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Definitely not biased, at all... although I'd certainly give 5 stars to each and every one of my wonderful fellow contributors! ...more
Megan Paterson
Aug 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
A collection of letters from beautiful people talking to their chronic illnesses. For those also suffering, this is a moving piece that helps you keep your head up. For those who aren't suffering, it is an eye opening piece that can teach you a lot about chronic illness and to be more aware of what others are going through, although it might not be visible. ...more
Kara
Aug 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A dear diary kind of book written by various people suffering from chronic illnesses. Through their stories you see how much we all need to appreciate life and everything it throws at us.
Beth
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love this book (tad bias as a contributor).

I love that these are not sob stories and they are definitely not inspiration porn. They are real, down to earth reflections about life with a chronic illness.

They are light hearted, humorous and extremely relatable accounts of various experiences. Each account also shows a very different insight into the challenges encountered when trying to navigate life with a disability/chronic illness. You get letters from 16 different people all with their own
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Naomi
Apr 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It was very easy to read as I could read each person's letter to their illness one at a time. I learnt about different illnesses and could relate to people's stories on illnesses that we shared such as gratitude towards our illness for what it's taught us about life and ourselves but also the grief in what out illnesses have brought us taking away the plans we had for our lives from before we became ill and how we've had to learn and adapt to our new lives factoring in our chr ...more
Chronically Ill Kat
Jul 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this :) it was a short but really lovely read. The book is comprised of several letters from people with different chronic illnesses to their chronic illness. It was a really lovely read seeing the different ways in which people relate to their illnesses. The letters are filled with character and positive whilst staying realistic about the joys of chronic illnesses. 10/10 would recommend!
Amber Daw
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A must read for any chronically ill person who needs a reminder that they don't walk alone in the struggle ...more
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