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Life on Cripple Creek
Most of the books and other informative material currently available on MS miss the emotional mark. People with MS are looking for material that speaks to them, that tells them the truth about things, and that offers them the opportunity to alternately feel sadness and laugh out loud. MS is their reality and, often, they aren"t given the proper tools to befriend it. Accompany Dean through her failures and victories. Experience life through her eyes. Many books convey the struggles of living with a life-changing disability. But Life on Cripple Creek goes further, showing that with inner strength and a sense of humor the intrinsic land mines one encounters with this disease need not be devastating. With beauty and joy, laughter and tears, Dean brings us Life on Cripple Creek.
Life on Cripple Creek not only conveys the struggles, but also the strength and humor an individual discovers within themselves as they deal with a life-changing disability.
The essays offer an honest, enlightening - all the while involving and entertaining - glimpse into what is it like to live with a disability.
About The Author
When Dean Kramer could find only one or two books describing the ongoing, everyday lives of ordinary people living with Multiple Sclerosis, she began writing essays about her own experiences. She now writes a monthly column for MSWorld, Inc. called "Life on Cripple Creek," and has been widely published as an essayist. She has received journalistic recognition for her sensitive essays on the plight of Haitian farm workers in Pennsylvania, has written lyrics for an Off-Broadway musical on the life of Will Rogers, written articles about the training of dogs who assist the disabled, and has written for both commercial and documentary film. Her work on the documentary film "Me" earned her a Golden Eagle award from the American Cine Society. Life on Cripple Creek is her first collection of essays.