Parkinson's Humor - Funny Stories about My Life with Parkinson's Disease
Beverly Ribaudo was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at age 47, after going from doctor to doctor for eight years. She never lost her sense of humour and continues to laugh about her life with Parkinson's.
Her funny stories and song parodies have cheered up thousands of people around the world, from Australia to Iceland, South America, China, Russia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe as well as fans from all 50 U.S. states.
Everyone is laughing with YumaBev. Even if you don't have Parkinson's, you will find her stories inspirational. Like she says, 'Have a Happy Parkie Day!'
I downloaded this book yesterday on my Kindle and literally couldn't put it down once I started reading it in bed last night. As a person with PD (Parkinson's Disease), I find it so refreshing and uplifting to read about Bev's ability to look for the humour in her circumstances.
She turns potentially embarrassing moments into opportunities to laugh, lifting hearts and making new friends on her journey. I highly recommend this book to anyone with PD, family members and friends of PD folks, caregivers, and actually, anyone facing difficult circumstances, physical or otherwise.
Humour lifts our hearts. Bev has given us all an incredible gift with this book. She IS a gift! Oh, and one more thing: Not only is this book funny, it's also filled with great, down-to-earth advice for people with Parkinson's -- so much so that she's been a guest blogger on the Michael J. Fox website twice within the last few months. Kudos, 'YumaBev'!
Everyone who has Parkinson's or knows someone with Parkinson's, or works in the health care industry needs to read this book. Unlike any book out there! Very funny and educational at the same time.
I used my husband's Amazon account to buy this book. As a person with young onset Parkinson's I know Bev from Twitter and when I heard she had put a book together I was keen to buy it. You might think that Parkinson's is no laughing matter but I think Bev's approach is very healthy; let's face it what's the alternative? It's a challenging disease but facing it with a positive mindset is far preferable to looking on the dark side of life.
As well as Bev's humour, there are also some very informative sections in the book. I wish I had been able to read this when I was first diagnosed. Whether you are a person who has Parkinson's or a carer/family member this book is certainly worth a look.
I got the book in the post today, found it mildly amusing (English sense of humour and American are sometimes very different) BUT it IS a masterpiece and should be issued to every newly diagnosed parkie it runs through the symptoms in a flippant thorough way and should ease the fears and trepidations of many new parkies.
Bev you are a miracle you have portrayed the ins and outs of this disease that even i being full of inspiration have been further inspired. MY good friend you deserve the highest accolade the U.S.A. can award you