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When the Road Turns: Inspirational Stories About People with MS [Paperback]

By Margo Russell (Editor)
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"A book that reminds us to hold tight to our dreams, When The Road Turns is an inspiring collection of stories written by people living with multiple sclerosis. When you walk through the front door of these writer's lives, you won't leave without a renewed sense of hope and a new definition of courage." -Montel Williams

Each week in the United States 200 people are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, adding exponentially to the 350,000 people nationwide and the 2.5 million people worldwide with MS. This book is the first of its kind to share the real-life struggles and triumphs of those facing MS in one inspiring collection. In their own compelling words, seventeen people with MS take readers on a journey sharing their dreams, their emotional and physical battles, their struggle to accept the illness and their courage to create new lives. People like Israeli artist Inbal Tsur, who discovers a new way to paint after losing the use of her arms; renowned oceanographer Richard Radtke, who becomes the first disabled man to reach the South Pole; a pilot who battles the FAA to keep her pilot's license; and a woman who is now enjoying life as a mother to a new baby despite doctors' advice not to further risk her health by becoming pregnant.

When the Road Turns will be an encouragement for anyone with MS or other chronic illness, as well as those who want to better understand the disease, which may be affecting someone they love.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: HCI
Pages   300
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.6" Width: 5.58" Height: 0.73"
Weight:   0.94 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 31, 2001
Publisher   HCI
ISBN  1558749071  
ISBN13  9781558749078  

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Reviews - What do customers think about When the Road Turns: Inspirational Stories About People with MS?

Not very inspired  Jul 28, 2006
After reading about half of this book, I had to stop. I am not very inspired. In fact, it had the opposite effect on me. A lot of the stories I read were too much about the hardships and not enough about the positive outcomes that people had. Kind of scared me a this what I have to look forward to as the years progress? I was more inspired by Montel's book (once I got past the ego part of it).
Unrecommended  Oct 17, 2004
I do not recommend this book. I purchased it under the assumption that it would include individual accounts of people dealing with MS. It does, but not in the manner that I presumed it would. The book does offer individual accounts of the struggle with MS, but the stories seem to be incomplete and unorganized. As someone living with MS, I wanted to know about the individual's diagnosis history, symptoms, treatment, etc. Many of the stories never mentioned specifics or they left out important events. The idea of what the individual's have been through does make the stories inspiring, but the lack of content and organization left me feeling frustrated and sad.
Ordinary People living courageous lives  Jun 8, 2004
What I liked so much about this book was that ordinary people were depicted in every chapter. And what is ordinary? Is there such a thing? When MS strikes, it isn't choosey. This book strives to take a sampling of the diverse groups that MS strikes and paints a picture. There is the enlisted military man, the single and struggling mother, the artist, the air traffic controller, the poet, the scientist, all of different sex, career, economic status and type of MS. I learned so much from each and every person's story and I applaud them for coming forward and sharing what they've learned....
An Upper-Middle Class Book on MS  Apr 19, 2004
This book was not what I expected. Many are jetsetters and world travelers with few monetary worries. When they became ill, the only new problem most all of them had was the disease. The book is about the well-off getting ill...a malpractice lawyer, FAA flight controller, a doctor, a real estate agent, a full professor and other highly paid professionals. Apparently ordinary people are not allowed, with the exception of a father who has a bio in it.

The letter "I" is featured prominently in almost every sentence of these self-bios. Perhaps Montel encouraged her to write it ? With all that said, why can't SOMEONE write about ORDINARY people ? Talk about the REAL struggle people have, losing their spouse quite often from the stress of the disease and the struggle to keep a marriage together. She could then tell the story of how the average person has turned their life around. Instead of the upper-middle class people, who can afford to do it. Statistically, since the poor and middle class people outnumber the upper-middle class, shouldn't they be the focus of the book ?

She should have read the Australian website Jooley's Joint. It has hundreds of bios written by people with the disease. These are the real realities of it that the author doesn't want to talk about, and are the rule. Gaining great success in life from getting MS is far from common, and is an oxymoron. Yet this book promotes that idea. Job loss is even more problematic than the effects of MS. As someone who has the disease, I know about this because my dream in life was theater, and that dream may never have a chance to even get started.

MS and the drugs involved with treating it, also affects short term memory. This makes any career difficult. Yet according to the author "MS is a gift" in her own words. Tell that to the unemployed, divorced people suffering with the disease all alone. The people in the UK are routinely denied the medicines they need. And the poorer people of the world who contract it, are the least able to afford it. One can tell from an author's focus about how well off they are.

...And that has made all the difference!  Sep 28, 2001
The sheer variety of roads traveled in this inspirational, humorous, and engaging book illustrates the difference between merely taking baby steps through life and thriving on your journey. This book introduces us to real-life people planning and achieving awesome goals--yet living very much in the moment. Their stories resound with authenticity, humor, awareness, and determination. I felt myself nodding in agreement at so many of their reactions to everyday obstacles. You certainly don't have to have MS to thoroughly enjoy this book. You only have to be human.

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