My copy of Our Stories of Strength: Living with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome was delivered yesterday. We are pretty excited about it around here. 🙂
Whether you purchase a paperback copy or a kindle version, I highly recommend this book.
In addition to stories from EDSers of all ages, there is poetry, photos and artwork. I have to say, this book, and the anthologies that are to follow, are important. Books like this are critical for the EDS population: to uplift, encourage and to communicate that you are not alone. As I told my daughter: Read this. It was written for you.
Kudos to Mysti and Kendra for compiling a wonderful book that is a gift to the EDS community. The kindle version is handy to have on hand and the print version is beautiful – perfect for leaving on the coffee table as a conversation starter. I know we will read it, share it, and keep it on hand as a tool for helping raise awareness of what life with EDS is like.
Both the print version ($19.99) and the kindle version ($9.99) are available on Amazon.
I also want to say a word of appreciation to everyone who contributed to this book: the stories are beautiful and sad and touching and uplifting and, most of all, real. Thanks to everyone who put their hearts out there for the cause of reaching out to fellow EDSers. The result is amazing.
(If you are interested in contributing to upcoming anthologies, head over to ourstoriesofstrength.com and see which books are scheduled for release and get information about submissions. You can also like their Facebook page and keep up-to-date on their news.)