This is an extraordinary book written by a highly intelligent, introspective young woman who discusses her struggles with adjusting to her disease and its social and cultural implications.
It is certainly not a "how to live with your MS" type of book, nor is it anywhere near a recital of problems, complaints, and suggestions for other patients afflicted with the same disease. This is an extraordinarily personal baring of the soul, a most admirable intellectual catharsis, but at the same time an indictment, remarkably free of bitterness, of the many physicians who ignored her complaints, failed to accept them as being significant, and thus caused a great deal of harm by not recognizing their reality. In fact, the author points out how being given the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis was, in itself, a positive factor in accepting her disease. It is, unfortunately, a common experience for patients with multiple sclerosis