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Get a Grip: A Take-Charge Approach to Living with Arthritis
     

Get a Grip: A Take-Charge Approach to Living with Arthritis

by M.B.A., Amye Leong Amye L., Joe Layden
 

Part memoir, part self-help manual, this is one woman's story of living with-and thriving in spite of-arthritis, and an empowerment guide for the millions (43 million in the United States alone) who suffer from this disease.

Amye Leong was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis when she was eighteen years old. Chronic, debilitating, and incurable, the disease has

Overview

Part memoir, part self-help manual, this is one woman's story of living with-and thriving in spite of-arthritis, and an empowerment guide for the millions (43 million in the United States alone) who suffer from this disease.

Amye Leong was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis when she was eighteen years old. Chronic, debilitating, and incurable, the disease has inflicted pain and humiliation on her, and she has undergone sixteen arthritis-related surgeries, including twelve joint replacements. But Amye has not only coped successfully with the disease, she has found dignity and empowerment in a life perpetually affected by illness.

While Get a Grip is Amye's personal story, what she has experienced is common to all arthritis sufferers to some degree. Readers will gain hope and inspiration from her example and learn how to overcome this disease at home and in the workplace. Written by someone who has suffered with the disease for more than thirty years, and enthusiastically supported by national arthritis organizations, Get a Grip is an emotional and inspirational story, as well as a handbook for coping with arthritis on a day-to-day basis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585421480
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/11/2002
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.96(d)

Meet the Author

Mye Leong is highly visible in the arthritis community and well respected by high-ranking medical, scientific, pharmaceutical, and government personnel. She is a past chairman of the American Juvenile Arthritis Organization; a member of the Board of Directors of the Arthritis Foundation; the founder of Young Et Heart, America's first and largest network of young adults with arthritis; and official spokesperson for the United Nations/World Health Organization's Bone and Joint Decade. The Arthritis Foundation named her one of America's 50 Heroes and gave her their highest honor, the Harding Award.
Joe Layden is the author of the New York Times bestseller, The Rock Says....

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