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Lyme

Sick, Porochista Khakpour’s memoir of illness, is a well-written and unsettling account of being a woman, an immigrant, and someone who is chronically ill with Lyme disease. Her experience of debilitating illness was and is worsened by various caregivers’ refusal to believe her about her illness. While Khakpour’s experiences of racism and sexism definitely play into that, it is currently a risky…

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