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My Multifocal Life

The Compliment

When friends learn you are in treatment for cancer, naturally they prefer not to believe it. They want to cheer you up. “But you look

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Nancy K. Miller. I'm fine.
My Multifocal Life

How Are You?

Bobby Baker’s spectacular Diary Drawings focus on her struggles with mental illness, notably borderline personality disorders. Here, the split experienced in her mind is figured

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My Multifocal Life

To Tell. Not to Tell

It’s hard to tell people that you have cancer. No one knows what to say and those who care feel sad or scared. But not

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My Multifocal Life

BC: Before Cancer

In the first flush of diagnosis and treatment–the so-called infusions–I made several drawings about feeling the world had been turned upside down, with me in

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Nancy K. Miller. Did you smoke?
My Multifocal Life

Did You Smoke?

When people learn I have lung cancer, I’m invariably asked whether I smoked. I usually confess and say yes, I perfected the art of smoking

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Nancy K. Miller. Diary
Welcome. Some musings on my current preoccupations with the worlds of illness and the worlds of books: the vicissitudes of living with cancer and the need, for now, to launch (a k a promote) my new memoir, My Brilliant Friends: Our Lives in Feminism. Naturally, I inhabit both spaces, which makes for a strangely bifurcated, though far from boring, existence. Click to view both Feminist Friendship Archive and My Multifocal Life projects.
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