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"If you are short on time today I will make this easy for you; there is no need to read past the next four words:
This book is great.
It is an easy read. It is full of humour, but this is a serious subject and the book tells of Marlo's journey towards that recognition. Congratulations are owed to Marlo for making it so easily readable. If she ever gives up the worlds of fashion and music she could easily make a career as a writer."
                        -Liz Burns, MS Society UK

From the Author

Thank you for your interest and/or purchase of my book.

I started writing this to explain to people who didn't have multiple sclerosis how I was feeling. But as I met more and more people with MS, I realized that there were many similarities to their story! That was when I saw that the book was also useful for some people who actually have MS.

This book chronicles my diagnosis; the time in an MS'ers life when we are saying, 'what the heck is going on?' 'Am I crazy?' Well, we are not crazy. Okay, maybe I am a little. How else could I tell strangers about my toilet troubles in the same book that I talk about my fabulous heels?

I do hope you enjoy it. Read it with a cup of tea and pretend I am sitting with you, telling what happened! Thanks again!

Marlo
ps- Some readers have asked if there will be a book 2, and the answer is yes! I am writing it now.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 316 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse (July 7, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1438990480
  • ISBN-13: 978-1438990484
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (228 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #295,102 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By V. Sensing on July 29, 2009
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This book is incredible! I felt like I was reading a story about my own life and struggles with MS. This book is funny, serious and sad. Marlo has a great sense of humor and will have you laughing and crying with her. This book has large print for an easy read. You will not regret buying this book!!!
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This is one of the best books I have ever read!! I passed it on to my Mom and she thought so too. She thinks that everyone that knows me should read it and will know how I feel from day to day with my MS. The author really put into words what I couldn't explain...Love this book....
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Amazing, educational, honest, and funny book about living with a chronic illness and still being absolutely fabulous. Loved this read and have recommended it to many. Hope she writes a continuation about these next eventful years of her life with MS. What an amazing woman to share her life and very personal experiences in order to encourage and help others.
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i enjoyed most of the book, especially how spunky the m.s. patient is; she swears a lot, but that's her; she is by no means vulgar; however. it was easy reading and got through the book easily. i was interested in her description of her symptoms, how she coped with it, etc. quite a good story.
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I read this book along time ago but never felt compelled to write a review until I read the reviewer (via FB) who had the audacity to accuse the author of not having MS. I was diagnosed with MS in 2008 after 18 years of unexplained symptoms. Some would think that lucky, but I can assure them it is not! Her description of symptoms and situations helped me accept that I really did have MS and not all the individual issues that the medics had treated me for down the years. Missing obvious clues like a bout of optic neuritis 18 years previously that totally blinded me in one eye for 8 weeks when I had a 6 month old baby to deal with. When I first read this book I was amazed at how accurate it was about feelings, experiences and changes in relationships. Yes, I spent just as long and wept buckets over the fact that I could no longer wear heels! I didn't even know it was MS at that point. Her description of issues exactly mirrored some of mine as she described the incident on the underground, I had a dreadful experience at a train station when my legs decided they would not work anymore and getting home from work was just as dramatic. I too was a professional but older than Marlo and now several years later have had to retire because of my MS but I worked until
I was 59!. So please ignore that reviewer who is obviously not enlightened enough to accept everyone's experience of MS is very different. A great book especially if you have just been diagnosed or you are struggling with this nightmare illness. So looking forward to your next book Marlo, great work!
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I ordered 'Awkward Bitch' so that I could read it 1st and then pass it along to my mom who was diagnosed with MS 15 years ago. It was a great read and helped put things in more perspective as it's so hard for someone experiencing these things to describe them in a way that others can even come close to understanding. I learned some new things and even though Marlo's MS is a different type than my mom's I saw some of the same symptoms and was shaking my head in knowing that, yep, she had that too. If she only takes one thing away from reading it, it's that knowing she is so not alone.
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"The Awkward Bitch" had me laughing out loud as I read it on a plane from London to USA. I laughed about the writer's symptoms seemingly taking over her life. But, she is a fighter, and she did not let MS get the better of her.
I appreciate the candor in her story-telling. She held nothing back.
I'd definitely recommend this autobiography to anyone with MS or any other chronic illness.
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This book was great. I read it in a couple of days. Marlo's story of her diagnosis helps you feel connected as an MS patient or support person with someone else's story on an intimate level. I definitely recommend this book.
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