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Worth the Pain: How Meningitis Nearly Killed Me - Then Changed My Life for the Better Paperback – October 20, 2013
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More About the Author
Andy grew up in St. Cloud, Minn., and graduated from St. Cloud Cathedral High School. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas and a master's from the University of Maryland and his work stops include the St. Cloud Times, Washington Post and Topeka Capital-Journal.
Andy currently lives in Lawrence, Kan., where he enjoys reading, watching KU basketball and spending time with friends, including those who helped him through his four-month hospitalization and the long recovery that followed. He's constantly amazed that many of those friends now have kids. Andy still considers Minnesota home and occasionally finds himself saying "uff-da" when he's not careful.
Follow him on Twitter @andymarso, or check out his sometimes-dormant blog, True Story: http://andymarso.blogspot.com/
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This book absolutely will teach you about life. We need to strive for perspective in life, for empathy towards others, and for courage in our own dark moments. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Reader
Good book, but not everyone would be able to read through all the grueling processes that are discussed.Published 11 months ago by Phyllis Bell
The first chapter was confusing to me. Then read the second chapter and I couldn't put the book down. I am a nurse and I am very interested in health related issues. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Susan
As a Public Health Nurse, I found this to be very good and worth the read.Published 17 months ago by Nurse57
After losing a dear friend , almost like a daughter to me.....her parents have become very active in the national meningitis foundation.... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Big Reader
I purchased this book after hearing the author speak about his life changing ordeal. His book is fascinating and blends just the right amount of personal history, family... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Gordon Schmid
I've known Andy's story, though the cliff notes version, since almost the beginning. I was lucky enough to dance with him at his brother's wedding, and spend limited time with him... Read morePublished 21 months ago by zoey
We know Andy personally and we have a relationship based on mutual experiences with Meningitis. Our son Mike Died from Bacterial Meningitis and Andy represented the national... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Amazon Customer