With a new afterword by the author
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.
Devastatingly and beautifully written.
“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.”