Rick, VA, USA
5.0 out of 5 starsGraves' Disease In Our Own Words
October 31, 2011Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
Buy this book. I read three books on Graves' prior to this one. Graves' Disease In Our Own Words is by far the most easy to understand and most comprehensive. After reading this I had a much better understanding of the discussions with my physicians about treatment options. It helped me make informed decisions. The sections with individual cases also was reassuring about typical symptoms of this strange autoimmune disease. This book is from the National Graves Disease Foundation and DID NOT present an obviously biased point of view advocating a specific course of treatment, but instead presents all of the current options with the positive and negative aspects of each treatment. I can not overemphasize enough that I believe Graves' Disease In Our Own Words is a book every Graves' patient and their family should read.
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat book for anyone who has graves or has a family member with GD
December 24, 2012Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
I love this book. Anyone who has Graves Disease I highly recommend this book and this book alone. It could not be told better. It brought me to tears while I read it because it was my thoughts and feelings exactly!
5.0 out of 5 starsVery informative
May 17, 2013Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
I have had the first edition for several years, and enjoyed seeing the updates in version two. Very educational, yet very supportive.
4.0 out of 5 starsSaved me mountains of worry!!
October 29, 2003Format: Paperback
After being diagnosed with GD my doctor wanted to immediately perform RAI although I didn't have an enlarged gland. I knew nothing about the disease and was scared. My intuition told me there may be another way. This book taught me all I needed to know and gave me the insight and courage to persuade my doctor to let me try PTU first. In Our Own Words confirmed from the start that aggressive treatment wasn't always necessary. I took PTU for only 3 months and responded so well I am now in remission. However, I learned from the book the serious nature of GD and how to work closely with the doctor and lab results. IT's an on going journey. This book served as an important first navagational tool. An update on my condition 6/25/04: I had a recurrance of all hyper symptoms after only one month remmission. I opted to try PTU again, still with good results in bringing down my T4 but I'm constatantly juggling the dose. I still sense this is the way to go for me, but I get discouraged. I will look at some of the other suggested books on the subject.
5.0 out of 5 starsVery helpful and informative!
March 13, 2003Format: Paperback
I have Graves disease. Having said that, I decided to read absolutely everything I could find that has been written about this disease. The other books I read presented the technical and medical information very well. This book presented not only that technical information in a very understandable way, but it also presented information regarding the impact (other than on the body) that this disease can have. This extra information is what sets this book apart. When I told my endocrinologist that someone should write a book solely about Graves disease, he said, "why? It is a very straightforward disease." Wrong! This disease is not straightforward at all! (I am going to send my copy of this book to him!) This book is very very helpful! Thank you!
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome!!
December 31, 2011Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
Although a fiction based on Native American legend, I felt as if I was in the book experiencing everything the characters experienced. It will make you stop and thing about the current state of affairs of the world today and wonder if this could come to fruition! Absolutely an awesome book - a must read for all!
Christine K. Cornett-McVay
5.0 out of 5 starsNative American twist on the Rapture
December 21, 2005Format: Hardcover
This is a great story that brings a Lenape Legend to the surface and guides humanity with a timeless message 'heed nature's warning'. I viewed this tale as a literary lesson to wake up to the fact that man has become his own worst enemy. Told through a true Native American voice, Jake George has written a wonderful story that encourages an ancient culture to hold onto their traditions. If we could turn back time and return to the 'old ways', would we learn from our mistakes? If you enjoy Native American lore, you'll love this novel.
Chrissy K. McVay
author of 'Souls of the North Wind'
5.0 out of 5 starsA wonderful glimpse of Native American culture, legends, life
July 28, 2011Format: Hardcover
Not many books give a glimpse of Native American culture, thoughts and beliefs as author Jake George has done with his "Grandfather's Song." He immerses you from the first page, lets you see from inside, up close, the legends and life of Lenape tribal members, lets you live it with the characters. Wonderful!
Julie R. Jones
5.0 out of 5 starsA Legend Come to Life
June 22, 2005Format: Hardcover
Jake George has a way of including some surprizing twists and turns in "Grandfather's Song." It is not only filled with fascinating Native lore but has complex human nature. I highly recommend it. The characters are well developed. Jake George writes so that you can see the novel unfolding before your eyes.
I also know that there is a follow on book coming and I was fortunate to read it in its draft form. Keep your eyes peeled for "A New Dawn." I was as glued to it as I was to "The DaVinci Code." It was an exciting, fast paced, dynamite novel. Read Grandfather's Song and get prepared for "A New Dawn." What a story!
5.0 out of 5 starsClassic storytelling at its best!
June 23, 2008Format: Hardcover
A Lenape himself, Jake George is the real deal. In Grandfather's Song he delves deeply into old time as well as modern Native American culture and crafts a magnificent, moving, and timeless story in which nature, family, and spirituality are closely intertwined. Indeed we have so much to learn from our Native American brothers and sisters...Mr George honors their heritage while inviting us to understand it and the importance of its wisdom. Grandfather's Song is a beautiful work, a wonderful read, and a fantastic journey into the Native heart of America...Bravo! I'm very much looking forward to continuing the adventure in A New Dawn.
5.0 out of 5 starsA Read Worth Sitting Down For
April 18, 2010Format: Hardcover
Jake George's story brings you right into the Native American tribal culture. The connection with Native American Folklore was the most fascinating part for me and I found Grandfather's Song to be an interesting and enjoyable read.
Tom Talking Coyote Jefferson prepares, with the help of his family from the Lenape tribe, for test given by a Shaman, who talks to the Keepers-of-the-animals. During the vision quest he learns the true animals are in danger in the Old World from the lack of predators...humans.
A true Native American voice that brings legends and traditions into a modern day tribe.
5.0 out of 5 starsAwesome book by Jake George
September 13, 2011Format: Kindle Edition
Jake George's, Grandfather's Song, is a wonderful read. I judge a good book by the visions I see as I am reading the story. Reading Grandfather's Song, I could see all that was happening as I read each sentence, in my minds-eye. It was a wonderful experience, and a wonderful journey. Thanks Jake!
5.0 out of 5 starsLike a transport in time
January 30, 2005Format: Hardcover
If your goal is to read a book that transports you into a different world unlike any that you've read or seen before, then Jake George's Grandfather's Song is a must-read. Fantastic, authentic, thought-provoking, this book pulses with true Native American vision.
Christine K. Cornett-McVay
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat sequel!
January 18, 2007Format: Hardcover
'A New Dawn' is a smooth transition from the novel 'Grandfather's Song' by Jake George. We plunge into the 'Old World' where the Lenape and other tribes have chosen to travel to in order to help return the balance between man and nature that has fallen apart in the 'Above World'. The tribes must struggle to adapt, for many have forgotten the old ways or long for the life they left behind.
There's an environmental and 'life lessons' theme pulsing through the novel, but it is far from being preachy. The interaction between the characters is fast-paced and extremely engaging. Those who have returned to the Old World do not have a completely peaceful existence. In fact, there are brutal murders and deep seeded problems that must be solved, many of them involving great sacrifice by some members of the tribe.
I thoroughly enjoyed this sequel! The setting, characters and blend of Native American traditions simply flows along in a swift current of vigorous language. Jake George has a vision and an obvious love for the Lenape People that shines through in his writing. His tense action scenes and tight dialogue has an edgy quality that reminds me of some of my favorite westerns. The graphic torture scenes, erotica, and some harsh language, etc. cautions 'mature audiences only'. Adult readers new to Jake George novels will find their appetites craving more...
Chrissy K. McVay
Author of award winning novel 'Souls of the North Wind'
5.0 out of 5 starsA book to read at least twice
April 22, 2010Format: Hardcover
A great read, full of conflict and adventure. Bravery and sacrifice matched the great characters that filled this novel, and I found the time flew as I followed them through their struggles.
I re-read it a month later, and enjoyed it even more as I picked up on bits and pieces I missed the first time through, all of which illuminated the story just a bit more.
5.0 out of 5 starsAbsolutely fantastic sequel!
October 20, 2008Format: Hardcover
Jake George's previous book Grandfather's Song is a marvelous work. He continues the Lenape Indian saga in this fantastic and soulful sequel out of which beautiful and richly crafted characters leap into our hearts and imagination. As he guides us like an accomplished tracker and warrior through the wilderness and seasons of the new world, we come to find ourselves enveloped by a warm yet admonishing Native American spirituality...one in which we learn to commune with nature, awaken to our responsibility and love for each other, and which ultimately causes us to reflect on our own inner being. I truly loved this book. As long as Jake George keeps writing, I will keep reading!
Julie R. Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars"A New Dawn" Should be a movie!
November 9, 2007Format: Hardcover
I read this some time ago and still think this is one of the most fast paced, interesting and exciting books that I have read. I thought it ranked right in there with "The Da Vinci Code" as I couldn't put it down. Excellent story line, character development and vivid descriptions that place you in the midst of the story, scene and characters. It is a very "visual" book with descriptions so well written that you really feel like you are right there walking the paths with the characters. Along with native lore, there are some steamy sections so get out your fans too. Ron Howard, this would make for one dynamite movie!
5.0 out of 5 starsA New Dawn
October 22, 2007Format: Hardcover
I found this book a delight. The story was strong as were the characters, with excellent and compelling writing. It was fascinating to be caught up with the native American Indian way of life and quite an eye opener for a Brit like myself who normally only writes and reads thrillers. Well done Mr. George.
5.0 out of 5 starsJAKE GEORGE has written a phenomenal account of a Native American adventure. 'A NEW DAWN' is rich in spiritual energy
April 24, 2007Format: Hardcover
'A New Dawn' - Jake George defines what Native American culture is. It is not the same today as it was a thousand years ago - even a hundred years ago - where in Native American life, justice is served for an evil.
The saga continues from Jake George's book, 'Grandfather's Song'.
Using authentic Native words, 'A New Dawn', Jake George forges a successful alliance between the Above World and the Old World. Jake gives his Native voice to his People.
Character development is very strong. The relationship between Running Woman and Crying Woman holds a very special place in my own heart. Custom is true to the instructions given; how to survive in harsh climates, a sense of community, herbal medicine and doctoring and authentic Native tools of survival.
Jake incorporates a spellbinding transformation, a guise of human to animal and back to human shapeshifting through the characters Elder Fawn and Elk Caller.
Jake George has written a phenomenal account of a Native American adventure. 'A New Dawn' is rich in spiritual energy which reflects old-world Native values and survival ties with the land to restore peace to a troubled world.
'A New Dawn' makes its way into modern-day Indian communities to emerge a new generation to sustain cultural identity and respect for being Native American.
The name on this book, 'A New Dawn' in the absolute highest spiritual sense, is an educational gift on behalf of all Native American tribes.
~Sage Sweetwater, firebrand lesbian novelist, author of Blue Corn Woman, edited by Jake George
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