Book Reviews of Tales from the Bed : A Memoir

Tales from the Bed : A Memoir
Tales from the Bed A Memoir
Author: Jenifer Estess, Valerie Estess
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ISBN-13: 9780743476836
ISBN-10: 0743476832
Publication Date: 11/15/2005
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 69 ratings
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
This book touched me in so many ways. I lost a loved one less than a year ago to ALS, and finally got the courage to read this book. It was so uplifting and hopefully - something that I find is never lacking in ALS patients. They are a very brave bunch... I really enjoyed that this book focused more on what she did after her diagnosis than on the day to day ailments of ALS, which would have made for a depressing read. I would recommend that anyone with a terminal illness (or anyone that has a loved one with a terminal illness) read this... It is so very inspiring and shows that we can still have strength in trying times.
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Helpful Score: 4
This was a book that I could not put down. To me it is an act of bravery. Despite this woman's illness she didn't sit and have pity on herself. Instead she did the opposite by trying to help others with the same illness to find a cure. It is a fantastic book.
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Helpful Score: 3
A touching story with the forward done by Katie Couric. She was a friend of the author and it is her stroy of dealing with ALS. Very well done and informative.
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Helpful Score: 3
This book was excellent! It's about a young woman just diagnosed with ALS and how her life changed dramatically. While it was sad, I also thought it was encouraging to read about how brave she was. Definitely worth reading!
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Helpful Score: 2
Very touching and exremely moving I wept at the end----An unbeleivable account of ALS
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Helpful Score: 2
Very well written and truly poignant. The story about not giving up when everything is against you. Highly recommended.
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved this book!! It is one of the most heartwarming stories I have ever read! I highly recommend it.
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Well-written, moving and poingnant.
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This book is about Jennifer Estess, who was diagnosed with ALS in her 30s. The book will inspire you, make you cry and make you laugh.
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An extremely engaging and moving biography. This book is a quick read.
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Wonderful, heart rending story.
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A WONDERFUL book... Here's something from the back cover:
Jenifer Estess is a beautiful, successful, thirtysomething New Yorker with dreams of starting her own family when she is diagnosed with ALS, a fatal disease. Doctors tell her to max out her credit cards and prepare to die. That is precisely when Jenifer starts to live - dreaming deeper, working harder, loving endlessly. A girlhood pact with her sisters Valerie and Meredith - nothing will ever break us apart - inspired Jenifer as she faces down her most vicious enemy.

This is a true story, by Jenifer Estess, as told to Valerie Estess with a foreward by Katie Couric.
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Excellent memoir from a very brave woman suffering from ALS....touching and sad.
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Forward is by Katie Couric. True story about sisters and one has an illness that eventually takes her life. I'm pretty simple and I liked th story!
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touching and sad but uplifting memoir
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A sobering look at the life of a vital person struck down by ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease. I pray that a cure will be found for this awful disease.