Book and DVD reviews
MS books and DVDs, reviewed by people affected by MS.
Written by: Pearson, C. & Pearson, U. (2009)
Review by: Christine Howdon
“Falling” is the story of Clint and Ursula Pearson, told in their own words.
Men as Caregivers
Edited by: Betty J. Kramer and Edward H. Thompson j
Review by: Elizabeth Burns
Before you buy or borrow Men As Caregivers, you should know that it is primarily a text book that would slot well into any sociology or psychology study programme. Each section is referenced extremely well and this could cause a casual reader to dismiss the book as not being suitable for them.
Review by Anne Rampton, MS Society volunteer
This fascinating book's author is a psychologist and has multiple sclerosis. Like most people with MS, the illness crept up on her and eventually became a major part of her life; but being a feisty lady, is trying her utmost to stay active.
The first thing that struck me about this book was the layout. It is printed in short paragraphs that, visually, do not overwhelm the reader. There is a good index, and at the end of each chapter there are notes and references.
Review by Liz Burns
If you are short on time today I will make this easy for you; there is no need to read past the next four words:
This book is great.
Assuming some of you are still reading, the author, whose name I will shorten to Marlo, is a New York woman; as the book opens she is living in Long Island and playing in Manhatten. She is single and carefree.
Review by Susan Lambert
This book was written when the author was 73 years of age and is very much an autobiography rather than a book exploring life with MS. Although there are several nods towards the author’s eventual diagnosis at the age of 37, any real mention of it does not appear until the final quarter of the book. In this respect, the title is misleading.
Review by Anne Rampton
This book on Multiple Sclerosis is written by Leonie Martin, who has MS, which means that she has a complete understanding of the challenges that people face with this puzzling disease and what they need to know.