Skip to Main Content (Press Enter) Toggle side nav
Invisible by Michele Lent Hirsch


Best Seller
Invisible by Michele Lent Hirsch
Paperback $18.00
Feb 26, 2019 | ISBN 9780807029817

Also available from:

  • Feb 26, 2019 | ISBN 9780807029817

    Also available from:

*This title is not eligible for purchase to earn points nor for redemption with your code in the Reader Rewards program

Product Details


“An essential read for all, especially those wondering how to be a better support system for young women with chronic illnesses.”
Library Journal, Starred Review

“It is an untapped, niche area for advice that Hirsch covers with relatability, grace, and empathy.”
Publishers Weekly

“A well-researched account . . . At a moment when women’s experiences in the workplace have come to the fore, Hirsch’s eye-opening study of gender-based disparity surrounding illness will hopefully help spawn a similar reckoning for women’s health.”
Kirkus Reviews

“If you’re young and have a chronic illness, chronic pain, or disability of some sort, you should definitely read this book. If you don’t deal with any of those things—or know someone who does—you should absolutely read this book.”
Global Comment

“I know what it means to work really hard to conceal the pain, struggle, and heartache in one’s life, to appear ‘fine’ just for the sake of other people. Because the reality of my life might have made others momentarily uncomfortable, I’d hide my own discomfort. It’s a hard habit to break and one that women have become adept at, one that is reinforced in the way our society treats, talks about, and engages with women who are ill or struggling. Thank you, Michele, for freeing us from the burden of being fine and shining a light on all the hidden pain women have been working so hard to conceal.”
—Nora McInerny, podcast host for Terrible, Thanks for Asking and author of It’s Okay to Laugh

Table Of Contents

Author’s Note

PART 1: Could Someone Love This Body of Mine

PART 2: The (Foggy) Glass Ceiling and the Wall

PART 3: It’s Cool Guys I’m Totally Fine

PART 4: Why Don’t They Believe Me? or the Case of the Lady Lab Rat

PART 5: To Raise Small Humans—or Not

PART 6: Sick Like Miss America


Be the first to know!
More from Michele Lent Hirsch and book picks sent right to your inbox
More from Michele Lent Hirsch and book picks sent right to your inbox
By clicking SIGN UP, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Something awesome is on its way.
Back to Top