Sunday, 10 December 2006

Inspiring Yvonne.

I was in MidValley yesterday afternoon to watch a certain local superhero movie (don't watch it unless you want your IQ to drop to a single digit) and while I was browsing through MPH an announcement came over the P.A. system.

Yvonne Foong was to give a talk to promote her book, I'm Not Sick Just a Bit Unwell - Life with Neurofibramatosis.

Hey, that's lucky, I thought. I had meant to get her book and this opportunity would allow me to get it and have it signed, as well as to give her my support. I read her blog off and on so it was great to also be able to meet her in person.

Though it was hard to understand her at first (her condition, as I understand it, severely affects her jaw as well as her hearing), the crowd quickly warmed up to her as she talked about her experiences battling Neurofibramatosis as well as her struggle to write a book and get it published.

If you haven't bought the book yet, I highly suggest you do, as it is a very good read (although I admit I'm only a few chapters in). Yvonne writes well and John Ling's editing helps to tighten and improve the writing further. Plus, the book's only 20 bucks.

If you need another opinion, Eyeris has a review of the book on his blog.

2 comments:

  1. it was really a good talk by her =)

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  2. Yes, she's a very head-strong young lady.

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