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Optimism in "Intoxicated by My Illness"

Summary: Anatole Broyard's autobiographical "Intoxicated by My Illness" is about how the author confronts his mortality when he is diagnosed with prostate cancer. He becomes optimistic about his future in that he appreciated his life and was able to live life more fully.
In Anatole Broyard's Intoxicated by My Illness, instead of confronting the reality of his illness, he tries to rise above it. From the moment he found out he had been diagnosed with cancer to the prostate, Broyard was composed about it. "He felt something like relief" he says. He figures you have two choices when your life is threatened, "you can turn towards it or away from it" He turned toward it and let the illness make him even more appreciative for being alive. Although he had realized for the first time that he didn't have forever he knows that life itself has a deadline, his might just come a little sooner than other peoples'. His friends found him courageous for thinking this way.

Broyard never believed that his perspective of life had anything to do with courage, but instead with his desire to...

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