How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick



''I wish Letty's wonderful book had been available thirteen years ago when I had cancer. I would have given it to all of my friends and begged them to read it.'' --Gene Wilder, actor and author

''A lively, breezy, important book about conversations that are often difficult but need not be. How I wish I'd read this before some of my own cringe - worthy mistakes. Remember how your mom told you to just be yourself? Letty Pogrebin helps you be your best self, even in the most uncomfortable situations. You will thank her for giving you the courage to be a true friend.'' --Judy Blume, New York Times bestselling author

''How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick gives us excellent tools and moving experiences to love and nurture the sick and dying. It urges and enables us to move toward those in need rather than fleeing in terror or despair. It is a handbook of kindness and care and will help patients and healers, which is ultimately all of us.'' --Eve Ensler, playwright and activist

''After examining a potentially difficult and nearly universal experience - dealing with a friend's illness - from many points of view, Letty Pogrebin has turned her findings into wise and witty lessons about a prized but neglected human trait: empathy. In advising us on what to do and say, she also shows why she's the kind of friend we all would want to have if we were sick.'' --Harold Varmus, Nobel Laureate in Medicine

--This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

About the Author

Letty Cottin Pogrebin is an award-winning journalist, widely published opinion writer, acclaimed public speaker, admired political activist, and author of several nonfiction bestsellers, including "Growing Up Free," "Getting Over Getting Older," and "Deborah, Golda, and Me." Her last book was a novel, "Three Daughters." She lives in New York.

Product Information

Packaging Size:8.1 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches

Shipping Weight:9.6 ounces