Finding Iris Chang : Friendship, Ambition, And The Loss Of An Extraordinary Mind


by Kamen, Paula

Finding Iris Chang : Friendship, Ambition, And The Loss Of An Extraordinary Mind

Price:  US$22.40   (SGD28.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 281 pages
Published:  2007, USA, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9780306817533
SB#:  046378 (171)

About This Book

Iris Chang's mysterious suicide in 2004, at age 36, didn't seem to make any sense. She had so much to live for, including fame, fortune, beauty, and a husband and child. Some even wondered if the controversial author of The Rape of Nanking had been murdered. Longtime friend Paula Kamen was among those left wondering what had gone so wrong. Seeking to reconcile the suicide with the image of Chang's "perfect" life, Kamen searched her memory and scoured Chang's letters and diaries to fill in the gaps of Chang's personal transformation-from "ex-shy person" to world-class speaker and international rights pioneer-and her later decline into mental illness. The result is a "riveting narrative that is part detective story, part psychological drama, part homage to a friend" (Helen Zia).


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