This individual is both the author and subject of this book.
The Sick Reader
This person is not a particular person, however it is the other major persona in the book who does not speak.
The author encourages the sick to develop good relationships with these individuals and to strive to be kind to them and to get used to their presence.
Community Members and Family
The author emphasizes the importance of maintaining a support system with these individuals to help cope with illness.
The author disagrees with this individual that God is a father-substitute.
The author disagrees with this individual that we have no core self outside of our social roles.
This person interviews the author for Nightline.
The author agrees with this person that a perfect relationship with others balances community ties with individuality.
George Herbert Mead
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