A Beautiful Story

I stumbled across a beautiful story while I was looking for a topic for this weekend’s post when I came across an interesting interview in the NY Times Tara Parker-Pope section about the author of a book I’m reading right now for my book club, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand.  I was amazed to learn than Ms. Hildenbrand has a severe form of chronic fatigue syndrome, and is housebound.  She writes as an occupation, but also as a way to live outside her body.  The article touches briefly on her love story too.  She has now written about two of the great runners of the 1930’s, Seabiscuit and Louis Zamperini.  I sometimes feel reading is almost like going on vacation, or living in another situation.  Right now life as a WWII Japanese POW is one I’m glad I missed.  See a couple of prior articles about chronic fatigue syndrome called:

XMRV and CFS – Hope Ahead of Evidence

XMRV and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, The Drama Continues

I believe there is some unifying underlying cause of CFS that is yet to be convincingly discovered, be it XMRV or something else.

Enjoy the Article:

February 4, 2011, 2:15 PM

An Author Escapes From Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

By TARA PARKER-POPE

Laura Hillenbrand, the best-selling author of “Seabiscuit: An American Legend,” is known for her exuberant storytelling and dynamic characters. Her newest book, “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption,” is a riveting tale of the life of an athlete and war hero, Louis Zamperini.

Ms. Hillenbrand’s ability to transport her readers to another time and place is all the more remarkable in light of the fact that she is largely homebound, debilitated by chronic fatigue syndrome, or C.F.S.  read more

One Response to A Beautiful Story

  1. Pete Dunne’s Essential Field Guide Companion says:

    [...] You will love this book if you are a birder, and if you read it you may become a birder. It’s a beautiful story. [...]

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