Tender Points

With a new afterword by the author

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Tender Points is a narrative fractured by trauma. Named after the diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia, the book-length lyric essay explores sexual violence, chronic pain, and patriarchy through lived experience and pop culture. First published in 2015, this new edition includes an afterword by the author.

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Devastatingly and beautifully written.

-Esmé Weijun Wang
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Originally Published by Timeless, Infinite Light
ISBN: 9781643620282
Paperback, 144 Pages, 5 x 7.5 in
Publication Date: 2019
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“Named after a diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia, a disease that affects mostly women (trauma is a common associated precursor of the diagnosis), Tender Points puts words to the silent and brings images to the invisible as Berkowitz delves into both her own physical suffering as a result of the disease, and the emotional pain of trauma, rape culture, and patriarchy.”

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Amy Berkowitz is the author of Tender Points. Other writing has appeared in publications including Bitch, McSweeney’s, and Wolfman New Life Quarterly. She’s the host of the Amy …

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