The transient life of a backpacker promises staggering landscapes and inspiring adventures, but the fun is all too often cut short by a stolen wallet or 'Delhi belly'. Instead, you can be aware and be prepared. These useful tips will help you put your mind at rest.
A few years after he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2007, the author of this short book began to write his reflections on the experience of treatment when he knew that the disease could not be cured. In erudite, entertaining prose, he describes how philosophy, humor, and music provided solace and strength during his illness. Rather than a medical memoir whose function would be to describe himself or his specific experience of illness, this book is presented in the form of a philosophical essay, revealing the inspiration of Montaigne. It attempts to offer insight into the mental challenges involved in dealing with myeloma or any other incurable disease.
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