At 28, Cory Martin thought she had it all, a budding career as a writer in Hollywood, an apartment of her own, and a healthy obsession with yoga. But when a doctor revealed she had multiple sclerosis, a potentially debilitating disease, her entire world came crashing down. As she embarked on a medical quest for answers, subjecting herself to countless MRIs and a painful spinal tap that landed her in the ER, Cory simultaneously threw herself head first into dating. But no matter how many doctors she saw or men she met there would never be a cure for MS or a surefire way to find "the one."
A humorous yet harrowing journey through countless doctor appointments and a plethora of all the wrong men, Love Sick speaks to a new generation, sparking the conversation: when you're dealing with illness and you're still single, what do you do? Face it alone, or look for love?
Plot: Love Sick moves along swiftly, jumping from past to present, with many side stories from the author's journey. The characters in her life are mostly humorous with resonating qualities.
Prose: The author uses humor throughout the memoir, while reliving her most painful moments. This leaves the reader feeling empathetic to her situation, and able to engage with the book.
Originality: The author's struggle with MS is clearly defined throughout the memoir. The anguish of waiting for test results while trying to find romance makes for a riveting read that is both refreshing and original.
Character Development: The characters in this memoir are fully developed and greatly enhance the book. The author's detailed stories about various relationships she had are both comical and heartwarming, especially when the author writes about her family.
Date Submitted: March 02, 2017
As someone who lives with MS, one of the greatest gifts someone can give you is representation - And Cory does just that! She captures the ups and downs of life in your 30's while managing a diagnosis, and does it with humor, grace and fun! She shows us how it should be done. I loved every second of this book!
Love Sick is one of those books you start reading and can't put down. Cory Martin's story is told in a raw, honest, and raucous manner. She had me laughing out loud and crying all in one sitting.
Many women spend their thirties trying to get settled in their careers, friendships, and love lives, Cory Martin spent hers trying to do all that while dealing with an insane medical curveball. An incredible story told with honesty, humor, and hope.
This is an honest book that does not hesitate in pulling its punches. Packed with emotion, it will leave you turning the pages in anticipation
Unflinchingly honest and vulnerable, Martin's book says all the things people need to hear and few are brave enough to voice. Full of humor, absurd situations, and wry observations, her story inspires us to never stop looking for love.