When the Road Turns
A Book by Margot Russell
I met Margot Russell when she wrote me. She said "I've been perusing your site for years--since my own MS diagnosis. It's a great site!"
Now that is one way to get my attention!
She also noticed that I did not have her book listed. I wanted to correct that.
This book, a collection of essays edited by Margot Russell, a former television producer and broadcaster who has the disease, approaches the task by focusing on 17 patients who, without self-pity, describe their passages from diagnosis to acceptance. In doing so, they air their concerns, frustrations, anger and, ultimately, acceptance. Perhaps, Ms. Russell suggests, people are most defined by moments of adversity. She writes:
For example, Dave Perez, a divorced father who single-handedly cares for his three children, describes how he overcame his sense of despair as a victim of MS by focusing on living for his kids. Inbal Tsur, an Israeli artist, writes about how she has learned to manipulate a paintbrush with her mouth after losing the use of her arms. Others include 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.
Margot Russell has worked as a news broadcaster, a reporter and a television producer, and was diagnosed with MS in 1998. She is an inspirational speaker and executive Director of the Sea of Dreams Foundation, which creates programs to better the lives of the disabled. She is also a reporter and a staff writer for a magazine.
When the Road Turns can be purchased from Amazon.com.
You can also see more information at Margot Russell's website.
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A Measure of Time - My Life With MS: This book by Lauren Singer is available directly from the author. This page on my site provides a tiny amount of publicity for this book. By the way, her dog is named Fred Huggins. ««»»
As for Tomorrow I Cannot Say: 33 Years with Multiple Sclerosis: I review this book by Diana Neutze. ««»»
Life on Cripple Creek - essays on Living with Multiple Sclerosis: I review this book by Dean Kramer. ««»»
My Story: A Photographic essay on Life with Multiple Sclerosis: I review this book by Amelia Davis. ««»»
When the Road Turns - Inspirational Stories About People with MS: I review this book by Margot Russell. ««»»
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