There are three things I'd like to say about Nigel's book. First, in medicine, we now understand that laughter is good medicine. This book is decidedly good for you! Second, all proceeds go to worthy MS charities. Win-win! Third..... now what was that third thing? I need to take Nigel's sage advice and stop nominating how many points I am about to make, don't I?

 

Professor George Jelinek MD, Honorary Professor, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health and Founder of Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis

 

Editors note: To unpack Professor Jelinek’s third point you’ll have to buy the book!

While it Is vital to take our health seriously, I believe we must also try to find laughter and lightness. Sharing our stories and laughter together is a wonderful therapy from any illness.”

Dr Keryn Taylor MD  Who has MS, is a Consultant Psychiatrist at University Melbourne Hospital and whose research interests include the psychological adjustment to physical illness..

“It takes courage for people to tell their personal stories in such a way as to see the funny side of it but doing that we are not only free ourselves, but we can also help others and ease their burdens too.

Dr Craig Hassed MD Monash University Faculty and internationally renowned speaker on mind body medicine in medical practice

 

I’m certain the book will bring much joy to people living with MS and those around them. It’s so uplifting but importantly also sheds light on what it really means to have MS, with the author and contributors capturing some amazing memories.

 

Spencer Goddard, CEO, Kent MS Therapy Centre

 

As these stories testify, there's a fine line between comedy and tragedy, hilarity and tears, guffaws and grimaces. It all depends on how you look at things. The gift of the storytellers in this uplifting book is that they can all see the funny side of things and would rather laugh than cry when they - sometimes literally - fall flat on their faces. It just takes a shift in outlook to find the humour in the often ridiculous, frustrating or embarrassing situations we PwMS often find ourselves in. Sometimes an incident might feel unfunny at the time, but grows in funniness with the telling of the tale. All the writers in this book recount their stories with relish, immensely helped by the hilarious cartoons. They obviously had a hoot writing them, as you will assuredly have a hoot reading them. We all know that MS is no joke, but - as one writer puts it - 'humour kills the beast.' 

 

Judy Graham, author of Managing MS Naturally who has MS

 

Congratulation on such a terrific book intro to the world of MS. It is frank yet not terrifying; assuring and something I would have loved to have been able to read upon my diagnosis.  Apart from the welcome positivity, there’s the important message that the book could of considerable value to the newly diagnosed.

 

Alice-Louise MacGillivray who has Relapsing Remitting MS

 

'Who'd have thought living with MS could be so funny? Read these stories and laugh.'

 

Helen Lee who has Secondary Progressive MS