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Follow the journey inside one man’s mind struggling with a severe chronic illness through uncensored personal anecdotes and humorous situations, like getting stuck on top of Mt. Fuji, swinging naked through the London Hilton & falling face down in the Galapagos Islands.
The way Jakob composes his symphony of words is genius and makes you long for the next sentence, while you have not even finished the previous one. He accomplished to describe his internal battle with MS with love for detail - for the good, the bad and the small random things in life. This book has the power to teleport you through time and space by his side, guiding you through the tsunami of thoughts that come flooding over a mind dealing with a chronic disease. One moment you find yourself hiking in nature or working in Silicon Valley with him, until your next breath catapults you to a white, sterile room and seemingly hopeless situation at the ICU. This real life story also has a reoccurring theme of finding the beauty in life after each set back...
I started this book, tried to put it down to go to sleep, but ended up getting back up to keep reading. It is sad, funny, informative, and most of all, a beautiful example of a deeply human experience. Although all of our circumstances are different, the author writes in a way that invites the reader to join what is, after all, the shared human experience of life unexpected. Exceptionally written and deeply interesting throughout, this book has kept me thinking about it as I go through my day, and I am grateful to the writer for encouraging those thoughts. I highly recommend this book.
Resilient author in writing what he truly experiences. There is denial initially but blames no one. This is living on his own sheer determination to survive to be able one day hug his daughter, see her graduate from college (pandemic not helpful) and complete the cycle of life. This reading inspirational in that the mind determines your willingness to endure to prolong life despite the outcome.
Humbly honest book that takes you through real life experiences of someone living with MS. Beautifully written.