Learning Sickness:

A Year with Crohn’s Disease

by James M. Lang ’91 (Capital Books)

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Through fatherhood, earning a Ph.D., moving and starting a new job, the author struggles to come to terms with the chronic illness that manifested itself when he was 26. “I believe that illness and suffering can offer us insights into the most important questions we can ask ourselves about what it means to be a human being,” he writes. With openness and frank language, Lang discusses how his journey with illness has affected his family, his religious views and his work life.

(August 2004)