- "The author brings to life the characters so much that you begin to believe they are real. You begin to see your family, friends, even yourself, where at one time or another you faced the same demons...addition, disease, ambition and wealth. The author captures it all. I'd wake up in the middle of the night anxious to read what was happening next. The story grabbed every part of my mind, head, curiosity. I admire the author's work, incredible writing. This book tops the list." -Roberta Ruggiero author of Do's and Don'ts of Hypoglycemia. Founder/CEO of Hypoglycemia Support Foundation
- FIVE STARS - Great Read! -I like the way the author makes the comparison between a person with a badly managed disease and an addict. I had never thought of that but this idea is brought to life by the behavior of the characters in the book. The characters are well thought out and interesting. I like the dialogue and I got hooked into the story early on. I can't wait to see what the author writes next. I'm also a fan of his blog and his podcast, "Madness." -Annie Wood, author (ow.ly/mOdLv), award winning writer, actress.
- "Well written and extremely intriguing. Good Like This represents man's universal struggle against his own genetically determined limitations." --Dr. Michael Harris, Endocrinologist, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, UCLA
- "Exciting and most real account of the NYC Marathon." --Tom Kelley, New York Road Runners, Director of Race Scoring.
From the Author
GOOD LIKE THIS is part of author Brenda Novak Annual Online Auction for Diabetes Cure Research. Brenda Novak has been an instrumental advocate for finding a cure for type 1 diabetes. I am in contact with the Faustman Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital for finding a cure for type 1 diabetes.
GOOD LIKE THIS is a story about transformation. I wrote it because I believe we can all be heroes of our own life. Paul Franco has Type 1 diabetes, Candice has an addiction, and they have one thing in common. They can choose. Because it's not what we have that counts, but what we do with it.
And isn't this true for everyone? You don't have to have Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, an addiction, a disease, be affected by stress, or struggling with fitness management to relate to this story. The struggles and choices that this family and these characters experience are the same as everybody else's.
Diabetes, addiction, a sport, a disease, a struggle, a relationship, an ambition, a dream, a belief, they can all be the path that leads us home, to ourselves.
I wrote this story for you. I hope you enjoy it.