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Fierce Joy #2020

Fierce Joy Fierce Joy A Memoir is a medical mystery a spiritual adventure and a love story Ellen Schecter had everything she ever wanted a loving marriage two great kids and her dream career writing children

  • Title: Fierce Joy
  • Author: Ellen Schecter
  • ISBN: 9780983237044
  • Page: 469
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fierce Joy By Ellen Schecter, Fierce Joy A Memoir is a medical mystery, a spiritual adventure, and a love story Ellen Schecter had everything she ever wanted a loving marriage, two great kids, and her dream career writing children s books and television programs Then her life shattered when she was diagnosed with a painful, potentially fatal disease Fierce Joy tells the story of how Schecter foundFierce Joy A Memoir is a medical mystery, a spiritual adventure, and a love story Ellen Schecter had everything she ever wanted a loving marriage, two great kids, and her dream career writing children s books and television programs Then her life shattered when she was diagnosed with a painful, potentially fatal disease Fierce Joy tells the story of how Schecter found a way to be sick without suffering and transformed the loss of her place in the world of work into a quest for her soul Propelled by illness into a search for new meanings, she learned to listen to her body and find healing even though a cure was impossible Never asking Why me she instead asked, What s next and forged a new life paradoxically filled with joy AUTHOR Ellen Schecter has published many books for children Her first novel, The Big Idea Hyperion , won the Americas Book Award for Children s and Young Adult Literature Her Family Haggadah Viking was a Book of the Month and Jewish Book Club selection Schecter has written or collaborated on many multi award winning TV series for children and families, including Reading Rainbow, hosted by LeVar Burton on PBS The Magic School Bus, starring Lily Tomlin as Ms Frizzle and Allegra s Window on Nick, Jr She was executive producer of the award winning documentary Voices of Lupus, which was distributed free to every English speaking Lupus Foundation in the world.

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    1. I couldn t put down this beautifully written memoir by Ellen Schecter about her journey through her debilitating incurable autoimmune diseases, systemic lupus and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy Though her title might have been Fierce Pain, Fierce Joy better describes how Schecter learned to find healing with the help of friends, family, kind medical professionals, and to find meaning through her connection with God Readers will be buoyed by the author s humor, strength, and la [...]

    2. At first glance, this appears to be a sad story about illness But it s really a very powerful story about love Ellen Schecter s love for life and her determination to get the most out of it will astound and inspire you But not only that, she s a good story teller, too Her writing is witty, sensitive, and funny at times FIERCE JOY is a captivating memoir any astute reader can relate to You do not have to have had the experiences of medical trauma she went through As Ms Schecter keenly observes, m [...]

    3. This luminous memoir takes the reader on a journey through the author s coming to terms with her chronic illnesses a combination of lupus and a type of neuropathic demyelinization that affects her entire body and her healing of spirit Conditioned by childhood experiences to keep a stiff upper lip, she gradually is able to acknowledge her vulnerability and seek out help in areas she d previously shunned pain management and medication from Dr Eric Cassell, an expert in this area meditation to help [...]

    4. If after reading Fierce Joy you don t think Ellen Schecter is one of the bravest women on the planet then you haven t read the same moving, gripping, inspirational book that I did A successful writer, mother to two children Schecter suddenly came down with a number of serious and debilitating symptoms that sapped her strength and laid her low This medical mystery is her search for answers, both medical and spiritual Once you start reading you won t stop until you find out the answers and with ev [...]

    5. Loved this book it is so honest about the sheer hell of physical illness, and forces you to identify with the agony of being sick even if you don t always want to go there Fierce Joy allows the reader to walk alongside the author as she discovers a new, but not necessarily weaker or less deserving her, and come away feeling uplifted and alive without having to read saccharine anecdotes found in most stories like this one Bravo to Ellen Schechter, who is a powerful, beautiful writer and according [...]

    6. Not what I expectedbut did cover coping with pain It was a personal story instead of an informative bookeveryone copes differently and what s good for one may not be good for another I did feel her pain in all she went through, the many doctor s visits very brave woman.

    7. An interesting read about a woman s quest to balance her life and find peace in the face of chronic illness Not at all depressing.

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