Incurable Optimist - by Jennifer Cramer-Miller (Paperback)

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Dimensions (Overall): 8.5 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inches (W)
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 256
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Women
Publisher: She Writes Press
Format: Paperback
Author: Jennifer Cramer-Miller
Language: English
Street Date: August 15, 2023
TCIN: 88275854
UPC: 9781647425272
Item Number (DPCI): 247-46-3164
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


About the Book

Perfect for readers inspired by Between Two Kingdoms, this inspirational memoir of a twenty-two-year-old woman's sudden autoimmune kidney failure details a resilient journey of chronic illness, unfailing love, and moving forward with joy.

Book Synopsis

At twenty-two, Jennifer Cramer-Miller was thrilled with her new job, charming boyfriend, and Seattle apartment. Then she received a devastating autoimmune diagnosis--and suddenly, rather than planning for a bright future, she found herself soaking a hospital pillow with tears and grappling with words like "progressive" and "incurable."

That day, Cramer-Miller unwillingly crossed over from wellness to chronic illness--from thriving to kidney failure. Her chances of survival hinged upon on the expertise of doctors, the generosity of strangers, and the benevolence of loved ones. But what kind of life would that be?

Spanning two-plus decades, this family love story explores loss and acceptance, moving forward with uncertainty, and forging a path to joy. Four kidney transplants later, Cramer-Miller is here to shine a bright light on people helping people in difficult times with a story that will make you want to hug the humans you love. Because sometimes it's the sorrows that threaten to pull us apart that ultimately unite us in hope.

Review Quotes

"Wonderful! I started crying so many times as I read . . . engaging, moving, funny."

--Kate Hopper, author of Ready for Air: A Journey through Premature Motherhood and Use Your Words: A Writing Guide for Mothers

"If you ever want to read an inspirational book, and occasionally laugh out loud, I encourage you to read Jennifer Cramer-Miller's memoir. It is uplifting and gives new meaning to the word 'hope.'"

--Herta Feely, author of 2018 National Indie Excellence Award and 2016 New Apple Award winner of Saving Phoebe Murrow

"A raw, heartfelt, and transformational read for anyone needing levity in the face of adversity. I love how Jennifer's humor-laced resilience beautifully encourages the reader to always make room for joy and hope!"

--Julie Burton, author of The Self-Care Solution: A Modern Mother's Must-Have Guide to Health and Well-Being and owner of ModernWell

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Estimated ship dimensions: 1 inches length x 5.5 inches width x 8.5 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1 pounds
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