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What’s Wrong with Me?

What’s Wrong with Me?

The New Yorker - Meghan O’Rourke

I had an autoimmune disease. Then the disease had me. Illness narratives usually have startling beginnings—the fall at the supermarket, the lump discovered in the abdomen, the doctor’s call. Not mine. I got sick the way Hemingway says you go broke: “gradually and then suddenly.” One way to tell the …

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