The Undying: Pain, vulnerability, mortality, medicine, art, time, dreams, data, exhaustion, cancer, and care by Anne Boyer

The book is a deeply personal and critical exploration of the author's experience with breast cancer. The narrative addresses the physical and emotional toll of the disease, the complexities of the medical industry, and the societal expectations and realities of illness. It also delves into the intersection of art, data, and time in the context of health and mortality. This work is not just a memoir of the author's journey with cancer, but also a critique of the ways in which illness is perceived and treated in contemporary society.

The 9769th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 18

Since this book was first published in 2019, there is a penalty of 72.0%. The age adjusted score is 5.04.

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