I just read a book that picked up where the last book I read left off. I recently previewed Losing Music, by John Cotter, a memoir about a man losing his hearing and the turmoil this causes in his life (click here to read these blog posts). Today I’m going to preview a memoir about a man who loses his...
John Cotter undergoes a profound transformation, as he chronicles in his memoir, Losing Music. Yes, he is transformed by his illness in physical ways—in what he can and cannot do, and how he manages his symptoms. But he is also transformed in his personality and outlook. Near the beginning of his illness, he gets in an argument with his wife....
“Life is fascinating. I’d been so down on myself about my illness—what it had taken from me—I felt half amazed three strangers would want to talk to me so long and so late. I’d forgotten I had any worth, that I wasn’t just a set of bad sensations in the dark.” —John Cotter, Losing Music I can totally relate. When...
John Cotter was in his thirties when he started to experience intermittent deafness. And not only that—he suffered from a loud roar in his ears. He also suffered from such severe vertigo that there were stretches of days and even months when he could scarcely get out of bed, as the room spun around him. His symptoms came and went;...
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