Sick Lit: Books About Maladies, Illness And Recovery

09/03/2010 12:33 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Remember Sick Lit? Leader of the pack was Iris (1998), John Bayley's memoir of his wife Iris Murdoch's struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Then there was C: Because Cowards Get Cancer Too (1998), columnist John Diamond's account of his throat cancer. Bryan Aldiss also had a stab with his When the Feast was Finished (1999) the story of his wife Margaret's decline and death from pancreatic cancer.

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