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Patient : The True Story of a Rare Illness - Ben Watt


The True Story of a Rare Illness

By: Ben Watt

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Published: 13th February 2014
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The critically acclaimed memoir of Ben Watt's battle with a rare illness

In 1992, Ben Watt, a member of the band Everything But The Girl, contracted a rare life-threatening illness that baffled doctors and required months of hospital treatment and operations. This is the story of his fight for survival and the effect it had on him and those nearest him.

About the Author

Born in 1962, Ben Watt is a musician, songwriter, DJ and author. He is perhaps most well known for his twenty-year career in alt-pop duo Everything But The Girl (1982-2002). He is also an international club and radio DJ, and since 2003 has run his own independent record labels Buzzin' Fly and Strange Feeling. Having recently returned to songwriting and live performance, his first solo album for thirty years is expected in 2014. He lives in north London with his wife Tracey Thorn and their three children.



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A riveting account of a near death experience that inspires.


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      An astonishingly assured anatomy of his ordeal, by turns terrifying, mordantly funny and intensely moving. Many people suffer the pain and indignities of intensive medical treatment; but few have written about it with quite such alarming vividness or clarity -- Mick Brown Daily Telegraph Watt is made of particularly fine stuff, possessed of a shining intelligence that allowed him to transcend his horrible circumstances. I cannot think of any book that so clearly describes the gap between sickness and health, the greatest gap that exists between human beings -- Penny Perrick The Times A vivid account of what it's like to be terribly ill. The details of Watt's hospitalization are brilliantly recollected, and he writes with a songwriter's eye for the telling phrase -- Robert McCrum Observer This is not so much for the music lover as for lovers of life -- Andrew Smith The Times Five minutes after beginning Patient I knew I was going to be all right. Watt is such a responsible, deft writer that you feel straightaway you're in good hands. He doesn't want your sympathy - he wants to tell you something about the world. He makes you laugh. The thing is you can read this and not feel sorry for him. That's his achievement -- William Leith Mail on Sunday As gripping as an airport novel and as gruelling as a horror story -- Martin Aston Q Magazine Quiet elegance and ringing epiphanic lyricism. Watt's writing shares these qualities and his book is a nearly flawless telling of his unexpected and drawn-out battle with an extremely rare - and nearly fatal - illness New Yorker Ben Watt's harrowing, candid account of his near death from one of the world's rarest diseases lives on in the mind - a fine testimonial to his fortitude, his powers as a writer and the NHS. William Boyd, Sunday Times

      ISBN: 9781408846605
      ISBN-10: 1408846608
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 192
      Published: 21st October 2014
      Country of Publication: GB
      Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 12.9  x 1.2
      Weight (kg): 0.14
      Edition Number: 1