My Books and Other Things I Like

Here are some of my favorite books on Parkinson’s along with a few other items you may want for home or for travel.

Not Just Sunglasses and Autographs

Tommy Burke worked in Hollywood for over 30 years before being diagnosed with first Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and then Parkinson’s Disease. His inspirational style is infectious as is his zest for life. His mantra throughout the book is “NEVER GIVE UP”, whether on the set, fighting cancer or Parkinson’s.

Rebound

Brian Grant and Ric Bucher tell the inspiring story about Grant’s rise to fame in the NBA and his battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

Man’s Search for Meaning

by Viktor E Frankl

Recommended by Bradley McDaniels, PhD

A book for finding purpose and strength in times of great despair, the international best-seller is still just as relevant today as when it was first published.

Very inspirational book for everyone. It is a classic must read.

Natural Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease 

Dr. Laurie Mischley is a researcher at the forefront of alternative therapies for PD. Highly recommended.

Parkinson’s Diva

Fun, informative book for women with PD by Dr. Maria de Leon who was a Movement Disorders Specialist before she was diagnosed with YOPD.  Available in Spanish. Her companion book is Parkinson’s Diva: Hello, Possibilities!

Living with Parkinson’s Disease

Dr. Michael S. Okun, a leading expert in Parkinson’s Disease treatment. A good addition to add to your PD library.

No Time Like the Future

No list would be complete without inspiration from Michael J Fox

Ending Parkinson’s Disease

by Ray Dorsey MD, Todd Sherer PhD, Michael S. Okun MD Bastiaan R. Bloem MD PhD.

The new MUST READ book about Parkinson’s Disease for everyone with Parkinson’s and their care partners.

The Ribbon of Road Ahead

by Carol Clupny.  

Diagnosed with Parkinson’s at age 49, Carol was not ready to give up.  Instead, she embarked on long distance hiking trips, bike rides and more.  

Perseverance

by Tim Hague – Hague was diagnosed with  YOPD at age 46 and won Canada’s Amazing Race race with his son, Tim Jr., 3 years later.  The highlight of the book is his blow by blow account of the Race, which he (and his opponents) never expected to win.  

Brain Storms

Jon Palfreman.

Still my all time favorite.  After his own diagnosis with PD, Palfreman, an award winning science journalist, wrote this insightful book about the doctors, researchers, and patients  who continue to hunt for a cure for Parkinson’s Disease.

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23andMe Ancestry + Traits Service – DNA Test Kit with Personalized Genetic Reports Including Ancestry Composition with 2000+ Geographic Regions, Family Tree, DNA Relative Finder and Trait Reports

Evolution Cards: Helping You Evolve One Step At A Time – A 53-Card Deck

Kristie Scott shares with you her 53 whimsical and color charged evolution cards for your self-growth and pleasure. 

(a Twitchy Woman Mentor)

Vim & Vigr Compression Socks

For comfort when flying, I highly recommend  these. They come in fun colors and different levels of compression.  The most comfortable compression socks I have ever had.

Urban Poling “Activator Poles”

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