The Body Keeps Score. So Does This Memoir.

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By Jessica Bennett

By Deborah Copaken

If you are squeamish, you might consider skipping the first section of Deborah Copaken’s “Ladyparts,” which describes the bleeding out of her vagina due to a cuff dehiscence. Don’t bother googling that, but let’s just say it was a near-death experience that involved kidney-size blood clots splattering on the floor, which, in a state of shock, she collected in a Tupperware container. (Copaken was a photographer before she was a writer; should the description not do it for you, she also includes a photo.)

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