Susannah Meadows - The Other Side of Impossible (San Francisco)

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 4:00pm

Feauturing an appearance by book subject Amy Chan
Co-Sponsored by Bay Area Young Survivors

You’re faced with a difficult health condition. You have exhausted medicine’s answers. What do you do? Here are the stories of seven families who were determined to solve the unsolvable. Their adventures take us to the outer frontier of medical science—where researchers and doctors are exploring the possible role of food in reversing disease, and are learning about the mind’s potential to heal the body, and even where hope may come from.

After trying her own inventive treatment, a physician with MS goes from a wheelchair to riding a bike again. One boy who has severe food allergies undergoes an unconventional therapy and is soon eating everything. Another child, with ADHD, refuses to take medication—and instead seems to improve his life through diet. In The Other Side of Impossible, people take unusual steps to combat autoimmune arthritis, autistic behaviors, and intractable epilepsy, too. This is a book about people driven by love, desperation, and astonishing perseverance—a community of the defiant, who share an extraordinary talent for hope.

Susannah Meadows is a former Senior Writer for Newsweek. She has been a frequent contributor to The New York Times, writing a column for the Arts section about books. During her career she has covered the 2004 presidential campaign, the aftermath of 9/11, and the Duke lacrosse scandal, among many other stories. She has appeared on CBS This Morning, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, ESPN, Charlie Rose, and The Brian Lehrer Show. She lives with her husband and twin sons in Brooklyn.

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The Other Side of Impossible: Ordinary People Who Faced Daunting Medical Challenges and Refused to Give Up Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812996470
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Published: Random House - May 2nd, 2017

You're faced with a difficult health condition. You have exhausted medicine's answers. What do you do? Susannah Meadows tells the real-life stories of seven families who persisted when traditional medicine alone wasn't enough.