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Books & Other Resources

Share your favorite MS book, and other favorites MS resources you recommend.

  1. One of the books which I've found to be very helpful both when I was newly diagnosed and as I've become more experienced is: Multiple Sclerosis: The Questions You Have - The Answers You Need by Rosalind Kalb. The book is currently in its 5th edition.

    What's your favorite MS book?


    1. The Multiple Sclerosis Manifesto [Paperback]
      Julie Stachowiak PhD




      http://www.amazon.com/Multiple-Sclerosis-Manifesto-Julie-Stachowiak/dp/1932603441/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1366408320&sr=1-1&keywords=ms+manifesto


      Book Description
      Publication Date: December 22, 2009 | ISBN-10: 1932603441 | ISBN-13: 978-1932603446 | Edition: 1





      Winner of Foreword Reviews 2009 Book of the Year Award!Julie Stachowiak, PhD is the About.com Guide to Multiple Sclerosis. As an epidemiologist who is also a person living with MS, Julie has an in-depth understanding about the scientific developments around MS and the personal side of living with a chronic illness. She has been called the best MS writer on the web. In the Multiple Sclerosis Manifesto Julie has given us a call to self-help, self-reliance, and political action. The book covers such diverse topics as:


      • How to create your personal mission statement

      • How to protect yourself by learning more about medications you are currently taking or considering to take

      • How to determine what you want in a doctor and how to evaluate the doctor you have

      • The importance of celebrating your successes

      • Tips to make disclosing your MS status to friends, family and others easier

      • Finding a support group

      • Learning to stand up for yourself

      • Joining the fight - Adding your voice to the movement







      1. Those are both good books - thanks for suggesting them as primers for MS.

        1. Book: My MSAdventures
          By Becky Kennedy
          Published January 14, 2013; Balboa Press
          ISBN: 978-1-4525-6641-2

          This book is a collection of some of my experiences in dealing with the problems of Multiple Sclerosis. Follow along with me as I show you what life is like with MS, attempting to keep a positive attitude through it all. Find out what it’s like being in a wheelchair, riding the handicap bus, spending time in rehab and especially how to laugh about it all.

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