Individual Author Record
Name: Lynne GreenbergPen Name: None Genre: Born: Sites:
Illinois ConnectionShe has received a J. D. from the University of Chicago Law School.
Biographical and Professional InformationLynne Greenberg, the author of The Body Broken, is an associate professor of English at Hunter College. Her academic writing focuses on seventeenth-century British literature. She has a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and a Ph.D. from the City University of New York’s Graduate School and University Center. At age nineteen, Lynne Greenberg narrowly survived a devastating car crash. When her broken neck healed–or so everyone thought–her recovery was hailed as a medical miracle and she returned to normal life. Years later, she seemed to have it all: a loving husband, two wonderful children, a peaceful home, and a richly satisfying job as a tenured poetry professor. Then, one morning, this blissful facade shattered–the pain in her neck returned in the most vicious way. A life with physical agony ensued. Greenberg realized that she had been living for years on borrowed time. As she and her family navigated an increasingly complicated web of doctors and specialists, Greenberg taught herself to fight her own battles–against a medical system ill-equipped to handle patients with chronic pain, and against the emotional pitfalls of a newly restricted life. Drawing on her family’s support, her own indomitable spirit, and an intense connection to the poetry she taught, Greenberg found the strength to return to a productive and satisfying–if irrevocably changed–life.
''The Body Broken: A Memoir'', Random House, 2009