Parkinson Pete on Living and Dying with Parkinson’s Disease is a direct, honest, and sometimes funny assessment of what it can be like to face a life and a death with a neurodegenerative disease like Parkinson’s. Most of the writers of the books Pete reviewed in Parkinson Pete’s Bookshelves dealt exclusively with the easy early stages of the disease. Then they mumbled…

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Cannabis Use Survey

Cannabis Use Survey: Confessions, Insights, and Opinions compiles the results of a survey designed by Drs. Laurie K. Mischley and Michelle Sexton (288 pages). “Cannabis Use Survey is utterly fascinating to browse from cover to cover.”  Read more…. —Clint’s Bookshelf, Midwest Book Review Sixty percent of the American public agree that cannabis use should be…

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Beauty and the Breast

Beauty and the Breast: A Tale of Breast Cancer, Love, and Friendship (192 pages) is a literary memoir by award-winning author Merrill Joan Gerber. With wit and wisdom, Gerber reflects on her breasts, her life,  and her Jewish heritage as she undergoes treatment for breast cancer. “I LOVE IT!!  I could not put it down.…

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Chef Interrupted

** Winner of an International Jury Prestige Award, Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2016 ** Chef Interrupted: Discovering Life’s Second Course in Ireland with Multiple Sclerosis (288 pages), a memoir, is the first published book by former Seattle Chef and popular MS Blogger, Trevis L. Gleason. After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Gleason follows his dreams…

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So You Think You’re Crazy by Frank Machovec

In So You Think You’re Crazy: Reassurance About Everyday Hang-Ups (218 pages), psychologist Frank Machovec, PhD, defines the true meaning of “crazy” and suggests methods of coping with anxiety and stress in the 21st century. “As a seasoned licensed therapist, I found this book to be a great summary of major theories of psychology and…

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How to Survive Being Alive by Elton Welke and Donald L. Dudley, M.D.

How to Survive Being Alive (212 pages), by Elton Welke and Donald L. Dudley, M.D., a groundbreaking guide to coping with stress, permanently changed the dialog between doctor and patient. After its first release in 1977, many more doctors began to consider their patients’ physical and mental states, rather than simply treating symptoms. This edition…

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Natural Therapies for Parkinson's Disease, by Laurie Mischley

Coffeetown Press is proud to announce the publication of Natural Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease, by Dr. Laurie Mischley (174 pages). “Natural Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease is an ideal handbook for anyone dealing with PD. From a clinician’s standpoint, Mischley’s book serves as a quick reference of relevant research that is comprehensive and well-organized, balancing technical…

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