How to be a friend to a friend who's sick

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Everyone knows someone who's sick or suffering. Yet when a friend or relative is under duress many of us feel uncertain about how to cope.Throughout her recent bout with breast cancer, Letty Cottin Pogrebin became fascinated by her friends' and family's diverse reactions to her and her illness: how awkwardly some of them behaved, how some misspoke or misinterpreted her needs, and how wonderful it was when people read her right. She began talking to her fellow patients and dozens of other veterans of serious illness, seeking to discover what sick people wished their friends knew about how best to comfort, help, and even simply talk to them.Now Pogrebin has distilled their collective stories and opinions into this wide-ranging compendium of pragmatic guidance and usable wisdom. Her advice is always infused with sensitivity, warmth, and humor. It is embedded in candid stories from her own and others' journeys and their sometimes imperfect interactions with well-meaning friends. How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick is an invaluable guidebook for anyone hoping to rise to the challenges of this most important and demanding passage of friendship.
More Details
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID b1f14cc1-c28b-e3f3-f673-97739477a5e0
full_title how to be a friend to a friend who s sick
author pogrebin letty cottin
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2018-03-23 04:51:13AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Ward, Pam.
author Letty Cottin Pogrebin
author2-role Blackstone Audio, Inc., Ward, Pam.|Narrator, hoopla digital.
author_display Pogrebin, Letty Cottin
available_at_arlington Aurora Hills, Central, Columbia Pike, Shirlington
collection_arlington Adult Nonfiction, Audiovisual
detailed_location_arlington Aurora Hills Adult Nonfiction, Central Audiovisual, Cherrydale Adult Nonfiction, Columbia Pike Adult Nonfiction, Shirlington Adult Nonfiction, hoopla
display_description "Inspired by her own experiences, renowned author and journalist Letty Cottin Pogrebin offers new insights and concrete advice on how to relate to, and help, our sick friends"--Dust jacket flap.
format_arlington Audiobook on CD, Book, eAudio, eAudiobook, eBook
format_category_arlington Audio Books, Books, eBook
id b1f14cc1-c28b-e3f3-f673-97739477a5e0
isbn 148159527, 9781470899530, 9781481595278, 9781610392839, 9781610392846
item_details external_econtent:ils:.b14997836||hoopla|Online|eAudio|Audio Books|1|false|true|hoopla||||Available Online||qafea||, ils:.b14098635|.i18203292|Aurora Hills Adult Nonfiction|649.8 POGRE|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Mar 06, 2017|aan||, ils:.b14098635|.i18203309|Shirlington Adult Nonfiction|649.8 POGRE|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Jul 01, 2017|san||, ils:.b14098635|.i18203346|Cherrydale Adult Nonfiction|649.8 POGRE|||1|false|false|||||Due Apr 7, 2018|Dec 27, 2017|han||, ils:.b14098635|.i18203358|Columbia Pike Adult Nonfiction|649.8 POGRE|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Oct 06, 2017|oan||, ils:.b14195173|.i18479716|Central Audiovisual|CD 649.8 POGRE|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Jan 03, 2018|canab||, overdrive:50e58ae8-5023-4a17-a777-4a35081c20a3|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||, overdrive:6152c4d4-e01b-498b-8408-2ee329e0422a|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||
itype_arlington , Audiobook on CD, Hardback, eCollection
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction, Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington 649.8 POGRE, CD 649.8 POGRE, Online, Online OverDrive
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Arlington Public Library Online, Aurora Hills, Aurora Hills Online, Central, Central Online, Cherrydale, Cherrydale Online, Columbia Pike, Columbia Pike Online, Connection Crystal City, Connection Crystal City Online, Detention Center, Detention Center Online, Glencarlyn, Glencarlyn Online, Local History, Local History Online, Plaza, Plaza Online, Shirlington, Shirlington Online, Westover, Westover Online
owning_location_arlington Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Shirlington
primary_isbn 9781610392839
primary_upc 9781470899530
publishDate 2013
record_details external_econtent:ils:.b14997836|eAudio|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English||2013|1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 27 min.)) : digital., ils:.b14098635|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|PublicAffairs,|c2013.|xiii, 283 p. ; 22 cm., ils:.b14195173|Audiobook on CD|Audio Books||English|Blackstone Audio, Inc.,|p2013.|8 sound discs (ca. 570 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., overdrive:50e58ae8-5023-4a17-a777-4a35081c20a3|eBook|eBook||English|PublicAffairs|2013|, overdrive:6152c4d4-e01b-498b-8408-2ee329e0422a|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Blackstone Publishing|2013|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_arlington external_econtent:ils:.b14997836||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|true||||, ils:.b14098635|.i18203292|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14098635|.i18203309|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14098635|.i18203346|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14098635|.i18203358|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14195173|.i18479716|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, overdrive:50e58ae8-5023-4a17-a777-4a35081c20a3|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false||||, overdrive:6152c4d4-e01b-498b-8408-2ee329e0422a|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false||||
subject_facet Care of the sick -- Psychological aspects, Caregivers, Helping behavior, Sick -- Psychology
title_display How to be a friend to a friend who's sick
title_full How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick, How to be a friend to a friend who's sick / Letty Cottin Pogrebin, How to be a friend to a friend who's sick [electronic resource] / by Letty Cottin Pogrebin, How to be a friend to a friend who's sick [sound recording] / by Letty Cottin Pogrebin
title_short How to be a friend to a friend who's sick
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Family & Relationships, Health & Fitness, Nonfiction, Reference, Self-Improvement
upc 9781470899530