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Between Two Kingdoms

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Published: February 2021
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BIC Subject: Coping with illness & specific conditions
Published By: Random House Uk
 
Published: 16-Feb-2021
Format: Paperback, 256 pages, 0x0mm
ISBN: 9781787630512
Stock Code: 7630512
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At just twenty-two, as her friends were setting out on the path to adulthood, Suleika Jaouad was diagnosed with leukemia. For the next five years, her world comprised four white walls, a hospital bed, fluorescent lights and tubes and wires connecting her to an IV pole. Her dreams of becoming a war correspondent were replaced by a battle for her own life.At the age of twenty-seven, and celebrating her first year of remission, Suleika embarked on an epic road trip, her only companion her three-year-old Schnoodle, Oscar - a certified service dog who had played a huge part in her recovery. Starting in New York City, the roadmap was determined by the home addresses of the people she wanted to visit along the way - some of the many strangers who had responded to her New York Times columns and films, 'Life, Interrupted', and whose own deeply personal stories of surviving illness and tragedy had sustained Suleika during her years of treatment.Between Two Kingdoms is a chronicle of survivorship and beginning anew. Illuminating some of the universal questions about how we live, mourn, heal and grow up, this twist on the classic American road trip is an inspiring and empowering exploration of what it means to survive.At just twenty-two, as her friends were setting out on the path to adulthood, Suleika Jaouad was diagnosed with leukemia. For the next five years, her world comprised four white walls, a hospital bed, fluorescent lights and tubes and wires connecting her to an IV pole. Her dreams of becoming a war correspondent were replaced by a battle for her own life.At the age of twenty-seven, and celebrating her first year of remission, Suleika embarked on an epic road trip, her only companion her three-year-old Schnoodle, Oscar - a certified service dog who had played a huge part in her recovery. Starting in New York City, the roadmap was determined by the home addresses of the people she wanted to visit along the way - some of the many strangers who had responded to her New York Times columns and films, 'Life, Interrupted', and whose own deeply personal stories of surviving illness and tragedy had sustained Suleika during her years of treatment.Between Two Kingdoms is a chronicle of survivorship and beginning anew. Illuminating some of the universal questions about how we live, mourn, heal and grow up, this twist on the classic American road trip is an inspiring and empowering exploration of what it means to survive.
Suleika Jaouad is an Emmy Award-winning writer, speaker, cancer survivor and activist. She served on Barack Obama's Cancer Panel and her advocacy work, reporting and speaking has been featured at the United Nations, on Capitol Hill and on the TED Talk main stage. When she's not on the road with her 2972 Volkswagen campervan and her rescue dog Oscar, she lives in Brooklyn.