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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Wherever You Are: A Memoir of Love, Marriage and Brain Injury by Cynthia Lim

Wherever You Are (240 pages), by Cynthia Lim, is a memoir about the responsibilities of caregiving, redefining life with disability, and discovering the real truth of love and marriage. “I can’t get this story out of my head. It haunts me. It makes me wonder, Would I be that brave? That strong? That full of…

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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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