Stranger and stranger

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stranger and stranger
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Author Robert McMullen
Country UK
Language English
Subject Diseases & Physical Ailments
Genre Biographies & Memoirs
Publication date
28 February 2012
Media type Paperback and digital
Pages 198
ISBN 978-1419615818

stranger and stranger is a humorous memoir by Robert McMullen about the development of a new relationship online while being very ill.

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stranger and stranger is the true story of an unlikely encounter in the extraordinary life of a young man diagnosed with M.E.

“Could I ask how old you are and what you do? And no, in case you’re wondering, I’m not some desperate sad case who befriends whomever he can because he’s got no mates and spends all his time on-line. [Not strictly true – certainly not the bit about being sad and desperate.] It’s just that I was flattered by your compliment of my review.”

It is 1999. Email is still an exciting novelty and the Internet a new and mysterious place when Rob receives a message from an unknown woman. Rob is chronically unwell, while Rose lives on the other side of the country. But who is she? What does she want? And where is their friendship heading?

Through a series of annotated emails, Rob narrates the true story of how their lives come together in a way that is funny, touching and completely unforgettable.

The new ebook edition includes an afterword in which the author writes candidly about his diagnosis for the first time. At least 30% of the purchase price of ebooks bought from Amazon will be donated to charities funding biomedical ME research, including ME Research UK.

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