Book ‘The Invisible Kingdom’ by Meghan O’Rourke

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Reimagining Chronic Illness
"A ray of light into those isolated cocoons of darkness that, at one time or another, may afflict us all.” — The Wall Street Journal. A landmark exploration of one of the most consequential and mysterious issues of our time: the rise of chronic illness and autoimmune diseases. A silent epidemic of chronic illnesses afflicts tens of millions of Americans: these are diseases that are poorly understood, frequently marginalized, and can go undiagnosed and unrecognized altogether. Renowned writer Meghan O’Rourke delivers a revelatory investigation into this elusive category of “invisible” illness that encompasses autoimmune diseases, post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome, and now long COVID...
Publisher: Riverhead Books (March 1, 2022)  Pages: ‎336 pages  ISBN-10: 1594633797  ISBN-13: 978-1594633799  ASIN:‎ B097XDLS7F

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Meghan O’Rourke is the author of The Long Goodbye and the poetry collections Sun in DaysOnce, and Halflife. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and other awards, she is the editor of The Yale Review. Her writing appears in The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and more.