In 1995, Karen Duffy was sitting on top of the world and loving it. She had it all. After first finding success as a saucy MTV VJ, she soon became a spokesmodel for Revlon's "Charlie Girl". And it wasn't long before she began an acting career.
Duffy's whirlwind life of celebrity came to an unexpected grinding halt. She was struck was a rare, incurable disease - sarcoidosis of the central nervous system - which left her partially paralysed, in tremendous pain, and, at times, near death.
'Model Patient' is an inspiring and hilarious memoir about how Karen Duffy discovered that disease may have changed her body, but it didn't have to change her.