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Codeine Diary a Memoir

by Tom Andrews

  • ISBN: 9780316042444
  • ISBN10: 0316042447

Codeine Diary a Memoir

by Tom Andrews

  • List Price: $28.99
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Replica Books
  • Publish date: 02/01/1998
  • ISBN: 9780316042444
  • ISBN10: 0316042447
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Description: Tom Andrews was eleven years old when he broke the Guinness World Record for hand clapping. Shortly thereafter, he was diagnosed as a hemophiliac -- which made the feat seem infinitely more amazing, because for hemophiliacs, clapping or any other minor bodily aggravation can cause a "bleed", a painful episode in which a clotting factor must be administered to prevent uncontrolled hemorrhaging.

Begun as a journal when Andrews was laid up and heavily medicated during an especially bad bleed, Codeine Diary is a lyrical and haunting memoir of one man's refusal to succumb to the constraints of his disease. Andrews was considered the healthy child in his family; his brother suffered from a devastating and ultimately fatal kidney disorder. He learned early that ordinary life is a perpetual miracle, which drove him to race motorcycles and play in a punk band as a teenager -- pursuits that most hemophiliacs would regard as foolhardy at best. Inspiring, affecting, and brilliantly written, Codeine Diary is an extraordinary story.

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