recommended longer works

In the Body of the World, Eve Ensler
Brain on Fire, Susannah Cahalan
Autobiography of a Face, Lucy Grealy
Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors, Susan Sontag
Cancer Journals, Audre Lorde
Atlantis, Mary Doty
My Stroke of Insight, Jill Bolte Taylor
50/50 -- film
Alice -- film
Everything is Copy -- film