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11 Top Chronic Illness Books You May Want to Read

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"How to Be Sick" by Toni Bernhard cover.
Wisdom Publications, ©2010

How to be sick

"Chronic Resilience: 10 Sanity-Saving Tools for Women Coping with the Stress of Illness" by Danea Horn cover.
Conari Press, ©2013

Resilience in the face of stress

"Laugh, Sing and Eat like a Pig: How an Empowered Patient Beat Stage IV Cancer (and What Healthcare Can Learn from It)" by Dave deBronkart cover.
Changing Outlook LLC, ©2010

Learning empowerment

"Losing Weight With Your Diabetes Medication: How Byetta and Other Drugs Can Help You Lose More Weight Than You Ever Thought Possible" by David Mendosa cover.
DeCapo Press, ©2008

Losing weight with diabetes

Candle and lotus flower in peaceful setting.

Mindfulness and chronic illness

"Chronic Christmas: Surviving the Holidays with a Chronic Illness" by Lene Anderson cover.
Two North Books, ©2016

Do less, enjoy more

"The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability: Full of Us Who Live with Disabilities, Chronic Pain, and Illness" by Miriam Kaufman cover.
Cleis Press, ©2007

Embracing your sexual self

"Integrative Therapies for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Myofascial Pain: The Mind-Body Connection" by Celeste Cooper cover.
Inner Traditions International and Bear & Company, ©2010

Treating complex conditions

"Turtles All the Way Down" by John Green cover.
Dutton Books for Young Readers, ©2017

Anxious thought spirals

"I’d Rather Be Working: A Step-by-Step Guide to Financial Self-Support for People With Chronic Illness" by Gayle Backstrom cover.
AMACOM, ©2002

Finding work with chronic illness

"What Went Right: Reframe Your Thinking for a Happier Now" by Eileen Bailey cover.
Hazelden Publishing, ©2016

Getting happy