The Ministry of Lisa Copen

Lisa Copen, Founder of Rest Ministries which serves the chronically ill, shares about mothering, illness, ministry and more.

2 Books About Illness in the Headlines

Okay, so I don’t know much about his life, his haircut, or his beliefs, but when Steven Cojocaru spoke out a couple of years ago about why his face looked like a pumpkin from the prednisone it caught my attention. Someone in Hollywood actually admitting that (1) they didn’t look so hot; (2) they had a (gasp!) illness (3) prednisone makes you gain weight uncontrollably! Hey, it caught my attention.

For all of you who are interested in this Red Carpet interviewer in Hollywood, he’ll be on Dr. Phil on January 22: talking about his new book, GLAMOUR, INTERRUPTED, which describes his 2 kidney transplants (he rejected the first one I believe) and his struggles with medication, and more.

This isn’t a recommendation. I haven’t read the book. But I’m curious enough that I will be setting my DVR to record it and thought you may be interested too.

Other news of interest… Richard M. Cohen’s new book, STRONG AT THE BROKEN PLACES: Voices of Illness, a Chorus of Hope.

If you didn’t know, Richard is the husband of Meredith Vierra, co-host of the Today Show. Last week they featured people on the show who had a chronic illness and it was done really well… I even wrote Meredith a note on her blog. She tried to interview her husband like any other guest, but at the end of the interview tears came to her eyes.


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