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Enemy Within: A memoir of strength, determination & acceptance Hardcover – June 20, 2010
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More About the Author
Karen serves on the Board of Governors for the New York chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, is a consultant on the Arthritis Foundation's Women of Distinction Committee in New York and often speaks at fundraisers and advocacy events. She is also the founder of the Karen and Arthritis Support group in Manhattan and is a proud board member of the Jeffrey Gottfurcht Children's Arthritis Foundation which helps to fulfill wishes and dreams for children with arthritis.
Born and reared in Australia, Karen received her Diploma of Teaching in 1986 and her Bachelor of Education from Deakin University in Australia in 1994. She has taught elementary children of all ages at public and private schools in Melbourne, Sydney and Toronto before moving to New York in 2000. Karen pursues her hopes and dreams in spite of her rheumatoid arthritis and wants to help others do the same. For interviews, or contact details go to www.karenandarthritis.com
Top Customer Reviews
The author's search for a way to manage her disease while living a normal life is one I identify with as an RA patient myself. I've read many many books on RA and this one was the one I could relate to the most.
There's a lot to learn from this book. The author doesn't sugarcoat any of it and shares from her heart. Her struggle to find the right doctor, the right medications, the right balance of work and life is all detailed within. You wil learn and you will root for her.
It is the testamony of a brave and inspirational woman's courage to stand up to this disease and fight back in a loving way.
If you don't have this book yet, I suggest get it even if you are the caretaker.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you want a hopeful book this is not it. She talks about all her terrible struggles with RA and her life in general but most of her troubles are her own fault. Read morePublished 4 months ago by caprio
Good book to see how Karen battled Rheumatoid Arthritis and fought her way through the medical community and came out the other end. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Cynthia Raschke
I have lived half my life with Rheumatoid Arthritis. I can relate with and feel for Ms. Ager.Published 5 months ago by DobermanMomma
As someone with RA, I am tired of preachy, religious books that promise too much and give too little. I am inspired and uplifted by Karen's story. Read morePublished 5 months ago by chgrlon
This book is an utter waste of time & money. Misleading, non informative.
I thought i would gain some insight into the author's healing journey which would help me in... Read more
This is an incredible book - an essential read for anyone living with or caring for someone suffering from rheumatoid arthritis or any other autoimmune disease!Published 7 months ago by Tom Blackie
This book shares the reality of a life with chronic illness, and how it can affect someone in different stages of his/ her life. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Maximus
Expected more on how she copes with RA on a day to day basis. What techniques she uses when your hands are not cooperating, etc.Published 16 months ago by Theresa Harris