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The Migraine Mafia [Kindle Edition]

Maia Sepp
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

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Book Description

On paper, Viive McBroom lives the perfect life--a key player in a fast-paced, technical field, one promotion away from real success--but that's only if you ignore one little problem.

Sandwiched between one migraine and the next, Viive's life is like those choose-your-own-adventure books you read as a kid, only less fun and with a lot more drugs. Faced with frustration from her loved ones and the dark machinations of a new coworker, Viive feels herself getting pulled under by guilt, apologies, and workplace shenanigans. But then she meets the Migraine Mafia, a quirky, vibrant support group, and her fragile camouflage begins to crumble. She discovers that a room full of strangers just might be able to change the way she views her illness--and realizes that if she doesn't learn to ask for help, her health isn't the only thing she stands to lose.

Sometimes painful, frequently hilarious, always entertaining, "The Migraine Mafia" is the story of one woman's life-altering quest to thrive in the face of chronic illness.


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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

Maia Sepp is an author of humorous contemporary and dystopian fiction. She left the tech sector to write about sock thievery, migraines, the future, and...the tech sector.

"The Sock Wars" is her debut novel. It has been an Amazon top-100 digital bestseller, and is available in print and ebook formats. Maia's second novel is "The Migraine Mafia," a story about a nerdy thirtysomething's quest to come to terms with a chronic illness. It is available online everywhere in print and ebook formats.

Her latest release is a humorous near-future dystopian novella, titled, "An Etiquette Guide to the End Times," available now! 

Find Maia online at maiasepp.com

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  • File Size: 566 KB
  • Print Length: 185 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00H7EH68Q
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #187,390 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm not alone! March 17, 2014
By Frances
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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read! January 7, 2014
Format:Paperback
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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Engrossing and Hilarious! December 9, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent insight on chronic illness March 9, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully written March 7, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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I suffered from chronic migraines as a teen and both our daughters were getting them at least 4 times a month by age 9 so I have been there, believe me. Migraines suck and this book tackles that honestly. Once Viive hooks up with the Migraine Mafia, things take a decidedly different turn in her life, one that was good. I wish I'd had a Migraine Mafia when I needed one!

If you've ever had a migraine, you'll laugh and probably feel a lot of empathy for the character. Even if you've never had a migraine, this is a great book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for anyone who suffers with migraine April 23, 2014
By Kristi
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Although this book was fiction any migraine suffer is sure to relate with Viive, it was a light hearted and fun read in the daily life of living with migraine. I would recommend this this to anyone who gets migraines or especially to those who live with a migrainer and want better understanding of what we go through living with this disease. The author does a great job bringing humor into a subject most of us find little to smile about. Loved it!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for migraine sufferers
I have migraines although not nearly as severe as hers. Still this book was a tremendous help to me. I identified with the pain and have taken some of the same meds. Read more
Published 8 days ago by L-
1.0 out of 5 stars slow read
This book was boring, not funny at all. I thought the book would be more interesting and entertaining. I do not recommend.
Published 1 month ago by Tammy
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning
As a fellow migraineur, like the author, I was riveted by this story. The plot is excellent, and it's such a.good feeling to know that someone.else, such as. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars A great read for someone also suffering from migraines.
As someone who has suffered from migraines for over 25 years, I found this book to be very accurate in the portrayal of someone suffering from the same affliction. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Santa Barbara Gal
5.0 out of 5 stars Read it and share
If you suffer from migraines or any chronic pain disease read this book. Or better yet, share it with a loved one or that person who just doesn't understand how pain can't be... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Nadine A. Lomakin
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is a gem and one of its kind ...
This book is a gem and one of its kind. Medical texts and self-help books abound on the headache subject, but this "fiction" portrays the true impact of migraine on daily... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Evelyn K. Leyes
4.0 out of 5 stars A Novel of Migraine sprinkled with Comedy.
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Published 4 months ago by Janice Sheridan
5.0 out of 5 stars As someone who suffers from migraines, I felt as ...
As someone who suffers from migraines, I felt as Viive did in her support group - someone gets it! Maia's descriptions of the balance that a migraine sufferer goes through is dead... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Barb Meyer
4.0 out of 5 stars I want my own Migraine Mafia!
I want my own migraine mafia! As someone who has suffered from episodic migraines and now chronic migraines, I was immediately drawn to this book. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Jennifer Ebersold
5.0 out of 5 stars Not only does poor Viive (pronounced Vee-vuh) have an impossible to...
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Published 4 months ago by kristinawebb
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More About the Author

Maia Sepp is an author of humorous contemporary and dystopian fiction. She left the tech sector to write about sock thievery, migraines, the future, and...the tech sector.

"The Sock Wars" is her debut novel. It has been an Amazon top-100 digital bestseller, and is available in print and ebook formats. Maia's second novel is "The Migraine Mafia," a story about a nerdy thirtysomething's quest to come to terms with a chronic illness. It is available online everywhere in print and ebook formats.

Her latest release is a humorous near-future dystopian novella, titled, "An Etiquette Guide to the End Times," available now!

Find Maia online at www.maiasepp.com

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