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"Another great read from Maia Sepp!"  --T.R. Whittier, author of "The Buck Pass"

"This one is definitely worth a read - you won't be disappointed." --Shayna Krishnasamy, author of "The Sickroom"

"I love this book." --Sue, Goodreads reviewer

About the Author

Find Maia online at maiasepp.com.

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  • File Size: 1742 KB
  • Print Length: 185 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: January 13, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00H7EH68Q
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #228,226 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Maia Sepp is an author of quirky contemporary and Apocalyptic fiction. She left the tech sector to write books about sock thievery, migraines, the future, and...the tech sector. Her latest, "Wake," is the prequel to the "End Times Series" and is a story about climate change, unruly appliances, and finding somewhere to belong. It has just been released on Amazon.

"The Sock Wars," an Amazon top-100 digital bestseller, is her first book. Maia's second novel is "The Migraine Mafia," a story about a nerdy thirtysomething's quest to come to terms with a chronic illness. Her third book, "An Etiquette Guide to the End Times," is a humorous near-future Apocalyptic novella.

Find Maia online at www.maiasepp.com.

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Format: Kindle Edition
Considering that I get chronic migraines, requesting the ARC for this was a no-brainer. I had so many "that's totally how I feel!" moments that I also felt like I wasn't alone. For anyone experiencing chronic disease, that is sometimes the biggest feeling- that of feeling like you're on your own. I'm completely jealous of anyone having a group like the Migraine Mafia to support them, and I'm thinking I need to find/start one for myself. This book was also quite inspirational to me. I finally decided to give up feeling guilty that I can't do everything. Or sometimes, anything. Viive's finally making concessions like hiring a housekeeper (not in my budget, but a nice thought) made me realize that I could divvy up the chores a little differently to things that I feel better/more comfortable with doing.
Overall, this book made me cry and laugh because, Hell, I've been there. Seeing it in writing made it all the more real, but all the more easy to deal with for a time, as well.
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The Migraine Mafia is a funny, well-written book about Viive, a hard-working go-getter who suffers from migraines. I could not only relate to Viive, as I have suffered migraines myself, but I could see myself being friends with her.

Viive’s illness is woven effortlessly into the story as she takes on a very strong-willed and straightforward mother and a sister-in-law deserving of the “Most Annoying” trophy. The relationship the main character has with her caring and dedicated husband is so charming, but not without some flaws, which makes it relatable.

Sepp’s depiction of office life is spot on, with crazy and memorable co-workers, lack of the elusive work-life balance and forced vacation, which is anything but.

Throw in a support group and some drugs and you’ve got a great book! No Advil required!
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This book is for anyone that has migraines, loves someone with migraines, or deals with someone who has migraines. Having them for almost 30 years, not to the level of Viive, but enough to go to the ER to have shots in my ass on many occasions, is enough to know that life is not going well. Trying several meds that don't work or make your entire world seem void, jelly like or just plain odd, is enough to want to cry, but that just causes enough pain. But the worst part is dealing with people who think you have not done everything possible to stop them, such as her sister-in-law. Or that you are only wanting the attention. I could think of several other ways I would rather have the attention, and I can think of several times people have given me advice. Drink more water, stop drinking this, stop eating this, but until they have taken care of my food logs, had my allegry test, MRI's, EKGs, EEGs, CT scans, and taken all the drugs given to me, they need to realize that I appreciate more than anything for them to leave me alone for the moment. And finally, Viive, tells everyone just that close to the end of the book to the people that really don't have an impact on her well being. She only takes the people who have her well being at heart and keeps them close. The ones that don't, she either tells them to get educated, or just tells them to go. I hope you find your trick of getting rid of your migraines, I have found a small help, but it is not a real fix as I will have to live with it forever. If I could find my own Migraine Mafia, I would be really happy. Thank you Maia for sharing this amazing book. God bless you for writing this. And thank you to my husband for staying by my side.
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Maia Sepp has written another hilarious book about living life in the real world of horrible bosses, annoying relatives and migraines. Yes, as the title implies, this book involves migraines. A lot of migraines. The author either did her research really well, or she's a sufferer herself, because I found the descriptions of the hell of living with chronic migraines fantastic (if being in hell can be called fantastic). This one is definitely worth a read - you won't be disappointed.
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I received a copy for review purposes. Maia tells the story of a woman dealing with a chronic illness and the perception of the world towards that illness. From an understanding husband to a "blame the victim" sister-in-law, Viive experiences a varying array of emotions, interactions and obstacles to overcome. Viive is likable and we want her to persevere in the face of adversity. The story ending left me wanting, but overall it was an enjoyable read. I'm awarding four stars for "I liked it!"
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This should be required reading for all those who suffer from migraine disease and those who are close to us. As a chronic migraineur, with an average of 28 migraine days out of 30, this book hit home in so many ways.

Every description was so accurate it could have been something I said myself. It was so relatable that I found myself crying at times with empathy for the characters and what those of us with migraines struggle through. Unfortunately, I was up in the middle of the night with a migraine while reading this and, as the author so aptly states, crying with a migraine is absolutely on the do not do list. Reading my thoughts and feelings in such an accurate portrayal was moving and more than a little cathartic.

The guilt was so well captured. It's not something that is often discussed when people talk about chronic illness and I was glad to see it honestly and openly described.

I was so pleased to see a frustrating situation dealt with that most migraineurs have experienced; that person who always says, "How bad can it be? It's just a headache, take some Tylenol." Haven't we all wanted to throttle someone like that? Or the excedrin commercial. If two excedrin gets rid of your migraine, you don't really know what a migraine is. I want to reach through the screen and choke someone.

I loved the struggle with trying to decide which medicines to take, how many and when. We are only allowed so few per month that they become like gold. What if I take it now and end up really needing it later and can't take it? Are migraineurs the only ones who have to decide when to self medicate this way? Again, such an accurate and spot on portrayal of what it's really like living this way.
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