Verity Red's Diary

Verity Red's Diary

by Maria Mann


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Filled with mischievously wry wit, this semiautobiographical narrative is an inspiring and hugely enjoyable day-by-day account of a year in the life of a myalgic encephalomyelitis, or chronic fatigue syndrome, sufferer. Privy to the notable events, everyday routine, and innermost thoughts of Verity Red, the skepticism and lack of understanding surrounding this recently recognized condition is addressed, as well as the common symptoms—boredom, the feeling of low self-worth, exhaustion, and the craving for comfort foods.

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ISBN-13: 9781857566307
Publisher: Janus Publishing Company
Publication date: 04/01/2007
Pages: 488
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 8.04(h) x 1.01(d)

About the Author

Maria Mann is a former singer and songwriter. She was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome 14 years ago.

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Verity Red's Diary 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
JoS.Wun on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An unusual book about dealing with M.E.What's that? I didn't really know until a friend who has it (it's an illness) suggested I read this book. But this is no dry medical tome.It's a glimpse into the daily life of someone who has M.E. (aka Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, I've since learnt) but while you come to understand the effects of M.E. via Verity's diary entries, you do so through the humour of the author, who manages to get her message across without resorting to emotional blackmail. She made me laugh, which I think was her intention.It's clear to me that she is a writer who has M.E., rather than someone who has M.E. who decided to write a book about it. It's not a story that asks for pity, it's an uplifting story about someone dealing with the difficulties they face, with grace and humour. It's not a book about M.E., it's a book about a person. First class.