20 December, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (65)

Hello, everyone! It's time for Teaser Tuesday, a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

Rules:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week, my teaser is from a non-fiction book. A.) Because I'm not really reading fiction at the moment and B.) The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee is an excellent book. Plus, it was either this or Information Architecture, and I thought this might be a little less . . . dry.


A patient, long before he becomes the subject of medical scrutiny, is, at first, simply a storyteller, a narrator of suffering--a traveler who has visited the kingdom of the ill. To relieve an illness, one must begin, then, by unburdening its story.

-p. 46

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Got a teaser, or thoughts on the book you're reading?


-----The Golden Eagle

9 comments:

Old Kitty said...

What an intriguing book and scrummy teaser!! Thanks Golden Eagle! Take care

x

Cherie Reich said...

Great teased and such an interesting way to look at sicknesses.

Pat Hatt said...

Not a bad tease at all here at your hall.

Christine Rains said...

Interesting teaser. Seeing illness as a story is a neat way to look at it.

shelly said...

You're such a tease.

E.D. said...

Definitely an interesting teaser - it approaches the subject from a different perspective!

Belle said...

Wow. That looks like an amazing book. I'm reading, 'The Secret Lives of Wives.' by Iris Krasnow

She is discussing Tipper and Al Gore's separation, "I ask Chuck if he thinks we'll leave each other after forty years, bracing myself for him to spill some pent-up angst. But the only spilling he wants to focus on at this moment is Wolf Blitzer projecting the economic impact of the BP oil deluge on the Gulf states.

Stuart Nager said...

No need to "apologize" for reading non-fiction. Especially with two very strong, thought provoking sentences like that. It's interesting that this was on page 46; I would think many writers of fiction would have used those same sentences much earlier, if not even starting a piece. Thanks GE.

The Golden Eagle said...

Old Kitty: You're welcome! :)

Cherie: Thanks. I'm glad you liked it!

Pat: Thank you. :)

Christine: I agree--that's the reason why I posted it!

E.D.: The entire book has phrases and views like that; it's a really good piece of non-fiction.

Belle: Interesting teaser; from the title I get the impression that it explores the history of other women, which intrigues me!

Stuart: You're welcome! :)

Actually, it's from the beginning of a chapter, so it does work as an opener.