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Tales from the Bed: A Memoir

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2005

    GREAT GREAT Book!!!!!

    This book is so moving and inspiring. It makes you laugh and cry all in the same sentence. It's a cannot put down book. A MUST READ!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2004

    BEAUTIFUL WRITING--READS LIKE A NOVEL

    I picked this book up in the bookstore, and I just couldn't put it down. It reads like a novel--it's funny, heartwarming, inspiring. The stories of the three sisters remind me of stories in my own family. I hope my own kids have such close bonds when they are grown up. I recommend this highly--it's just a great read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2004

    Life-changing, beautiful, heart-breaking and funny!

    I saw an ad in a magazine for this book and for some reason felt compelled to buy it. I had no idea that the story of a stranger could move me so much. This beautiful, beautiful book has given me incredible strength to live my life to the fullest and to embrace my loved ones with all my might.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2004

    Masterful and deeply moving!

    This book may very well change your life--I know that it has indelibly changed mine. The last chapter is one of the most moving things I have EVER read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2004

    A stunning portrait of dignity and courage

    Never have I read a memoir--written by a relatively young person--that reveals such maturity and perspective. At the age of 35, Ms. Estess was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease (always fatal w/ no treatments or a cure), just as she was in the process of showing the world who was boss. Eventually she became paralyzed from the neck down, while her keen intellect stayed intact and focused like a laser beam on the most important things in life. Instead of going gently, instead of 'letting go,' she managed to grab ahold of this often unfair world and, from her bed, wring love, devotion, humor and dignity out of a most tragic situation. What an inspiring story! Buy it--you will not be disappointed!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2004

    Wonderful summer read - inspiring and filled with love!

    I just read Jenifer's wonderful memoir, TALES FROM THE BED and thought it was one of the most beautiful stories I've read in years. With all that was changing in Jenifer's life, she had her sisters and still had hope, and remained funny, heartwarming, and inspiring. You can feel the love that she had for life pouring through the pages. I hope that you'll give yourself the gift of reading Jenifer's wonderful story and the legacy she left behind. For those of you who like reading the 'chick lit' books that are popular these days, this one is truly what chick literature is all about, and it's a true story. It's as touching and humorous as one would expect, and gives so much more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2004

    Tales from the Bed: On Living, Dying, and Having It All

    This book had me laughing out loud and crying at the same time. The writing creates such vivid images that I felt I was right there on the bed with Jenifer. The wisdom of Jenifer's words will stay with me for a long time to come.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2004

    Tales from the Bed: On Living, Dying, and Having It All

    Tales from the bed is one of the most beautiful books I have ever read. The words take me back to my own childhood...love shared with my own sisters. Jenifer teaches us that love can see us through all that life throws our way--the good and the bad. I will recommend to all my friends.

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