Medical researcher Caryl Hirshberg and journalist Marc Ian Barasch share hundreds of amazing accounts in this book of individuals who have survived terminal illnesses. Most of these case histories are not taken seriously by the medical community where they are jokingly referred to as "the UFOs of medicine." In this intriguing work, Hirshberg and Barasch present six different categories of remarkable recovery. The most interesting accounts deal with the importance of the mind-body connection; the significant role of love, spirituality, prayer, and community; the character traits of recovery-prone individuals; and the pioneer mapping of the healing system which can include everything from genetics to emotions to visualization. "Remarkable Recovery" joins the company of other books that have called for an emphasis on wellness rather than illness. It also makes a good case for more humility and less dogmatism in the medical community regarding the healing process.