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Tessa Miller

Biography

Tessa Miller

Tessa Miller is a Brooklyn-based health and science journalist. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, New York magazine, Self, Vice, and Medium, among others. She was a senior editor at Lifehacker and the Daily Beast. WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU is her first book.

Tessa Miller

Books by Tessa Miller

by Tessa Miller - Autobiography, Biography, Fiction, Health, Medicine, Nonfiction
Tessa Miller was an ambitious 20-something writer in New York City when, on a random fall day, her stomach began to seize up. At first, she toughed it out through searing pain. But when it became undeniable that something was seriously wrong, Miller gave in to family pressure and went to the hospital --- beginning a yearslong nightmare of procedures, misdiagnoses, and life-threatening infections. Once she was finally correctly diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, Miller faced another battle: accepting that she will never get better. Miller segues seamlessly from her dramatic personal experiences into a frank look at the cultural realities (medical, occupational, social) inherent in receiving a lifetime diagnosis. She offers hard-earned wisdom, solidarity, and an ultimately surprising promise of joy for those trying to make sense of it all.