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Parkinson's Dreams about Me: My Dance with the Shaking Palsy Paperback – August 17, 2012
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About the Author
Rick Hermann has written for Movietone News, Northwest Book Arts magazine, Washington magazine, and the Seattle Weekly. In 2011, he published his first collection of short stories, The Bright World of Dandelion Court. He lives in Bellingham, Washington, with his wife Lee Willis and their bed-hogging tuxedo cat Abby.
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It seems these were written as essays, not originally intended to be a book, so there is some overlap. I didn’t mind it, though. The repetition came through like repeating refrains in music. And there’s a bonus collection of poems at the end.
A person might come to read this book looking for information about dealing with Parkinson's- as someone with the disease or someone who has a friend with PD- but, as Rick clearly states, there are no ready made answers here. And there is no hope as well: "Denial is sometimes the closest I can get to hope." What a delightful insight.
Rick takes us through some of the experiences, thoughts, and feelings of his inner world in a refreshingly honest, thoughtful and very well-written way. His style is wonderfully real: "I said that I wouldn't give advice in this book. I lied. My advice is to be kinder to yourself and to other people and express gratitude daily for the gifts you've been given."
How nice to read a book written by someone who understands inside and outside what not only words but punctuation mean. This is a bonus, the prize inside is in the story Rick tells us about himself, prose and poetry alike. Enjoy.