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Take Me Home from the Oscars: Arthritis, Television, Fashion, and Me Hardcover – May 1, 2011
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“This beautiful book of hope will inspire all of those who live with adversity… the Oscar story will just break your heart but show you how far you can go if you have determination and a positive attitude.”
– Bonnie Tiegel, Entertainment Tonight/The Insider
“A delicious behind-the-scenes look at fashion and TV… and the vicious disease, the unrelenting pain, and the triumph that comes with finally deciding to wear it all like a badge of courage. Christine Schwab took lemons and turned them into haute couture. I like her style more than ever!”
– Adam Glassman, O, The Oprah Magazine
"An enjoyable, interesting, helpfully informative read."
- American Library Association’s Booklist magazine.
“Christine Schwab shares the many obstacles of living with a devastating form of arthritis that threatened every aspect of her life and tested her strength. Her humbling story of courage, determination, and triumph is a true tale of inspiration for the millions of Americans who struggle with arthritis on a daily basis.”
– John H. Klippel, MD, president and CEO, Arthritis Foundation
“Christine has always been a class act – on camera and off. She shares her story with honesty and her signature style.”
– Kathie Lee Gifford
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Top Customer Reviews
As you turn the pages, you are taken on an emotional roller coaster of pain and triumph. She balances her career in the unforgiving entertainment world while testing dozens of medications and incurring debilitating side effects in order to find relief. Her incredible courage, optimism and determination shine through on every page.
Christine Schwab is truly an inspriation to me and will be to anyone who reads the book.
of what it is like to live with a chronic illness. As someone
who has lived with Rheumatoid Arthritis for over twenty-one
years, I really appreciated the fact, that she did not sugarcoat
it. It was like looking into a mirror.
Her story was told with honesty and sometimes very heartbreaking truths,
when it comes to all the terrible things, one goes through when living
with a chronic disease.
Christine, certainly has turned her trial into a triumph. I am so glad,
she is now speaking out, and truly making a huge difference!
You will find yourself crying and cheering her on. I highly recommend
this book, to anyone who is struggling with a chronic illness. Her
strength and resolve shine right through. I am proud, to call Christine,
UPDATE: I begged my spouse to read the book. I have RA, and I needed my husbands support and I felt like I couldn't be honest about my fears with this disease, so afraid I would loose him. After I begged, he finally read it! He couldn't put it down. "Take Me Home from the Oscars" has literally saved my marriage. It opened his eyes about RA. My loved ones are clueless about the daily routine of pain with RA. Every husband/wife of someone with Rheumatoid Arthritis really needs to read this book too! It makes a world of difference having someone just 'understand' for once!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Recently diagnosed with RA after severe shoulder pain. It didn't seem possible that I had this disease. The more I read, the more afraid I became. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Julie A. Vandersteen
Overall, I thought this book was negative. The writer feels it's important to accept this condition but waited 19 years to go public. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mom's in charge!
Each chapter I read reminded me of my own journey... all the way to standing in line to get a polio shot. I wrote about that in my writing class.
Thank you for "coming out"... Read more
The author's main problem isn't RA, it's her overwhelming shallowness. It's hard to see how she couldn't make this an inspiring story, but she didn't.Published 15 months ago by Kindle Customer
Well written inspiring story of hope through the many hurdles of chronic pain and illness. Filled with details on the exciting life of television.Published 18 months ago by Kindle Customer
If you need insight on RA this is the book to read, it explains the true effects of the dreaded disease. Very informative, she tells it like it is the daily ups and downs of RA. Read morePublished on August 13, 2014 by Linda Helsel