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Finding Iris Chang: Friendship, Ambition and the Tragic Loss of an Extraordinary Mind

ISBN13: 9781433205194
ISBN: 143320519X
List Price: $24.95
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc.
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Pages: 9
Average Goodreads rating: 3.54/5 (2 ratings)

Iris Chang, bestselling author of The Rape of Nanking and tireless human rights activist, symbolized strength to many in the literary and social justice worlds. Her fearlessness made it all the more shocking when she committed suicide in 2004 at age thirty-six. Longtime friend and confidante Paula Kamen, author of the critically acclaimed All in My Head, reveals for the first time the private woman behind the bold international celebrity. She offers a tribute to the lost heroine while attempting to explain Iris' tragic psychological decline. Through letters, diaries, her own memories, and investigative journalism, Kamen fills in the surprising gaps in Chang's personal transformation from awkward teen, to world-class writer and lecturer, and finally, into mental illness and paranoia. Finding Iris Chang is a portrait of a real, vulnerable woman who changed the world.