Multiple Sclerosis Manifesto: Action to Take, Principles to Live by

Julie Stachowiak (Author)

Product Details

$19.95  $18.35
Demos Medical Publishing
Publish Date
December 22, 2009
5.6 X 1.2 X 8.7 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Julie Stachowiak is the Guide to multiple sclerosis for (the Internet property owned by the New York Times). She writes articles for the website ( the goal of which is to build a comprehensive Internet source of MS information. In that role she has been called by Josie Byzek of New Mobility Magazine the best MS writer on the web. Julie has her doctorate in International Disease Control and Prevention from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, two Masters from Columbia University, one from the Columbia University School of Public Health in International Population and Family Health Specialization the other from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs in Human Rights and International Law/Soviet Studies Specializations. In 1993 she co-founded one of the first non-governmental AIDS/HIV organizations in Russia. AIDS infoshare has grown to be the most influential non-governmental organization dealing with the HIV epidemic in Russia (http: // and continues to fight to get information on the disease into the right hands. It was this work that informed her embrace of her own disease and her political stance on living with a chronic condition. She is the author of Demos Health's The Multiple Sclerosis Manifesto: Action to Take, Principles to Live By.


"This a call-to-arms for those living with multiple sclerosis to take control of their lives and be empowered by someone living with MS...With a conversational but authoritative voice, this book is a positive joy to read..."--Library Journal

"Intelligent, empowering, and realistic are just some of the words that describe Julie Stachowiak's book, "Multiple Sclerosis Manifesto." A person living with MS, an epidemiologist, an advocate, and a writer for, Julie Stachowiak knows all too well the emotional and physical struggles MS can bring to daily life. Armed with many years of knowledge and firsthand expertise, Stachowiak has, in her book, put together a wonderful testament to coping with MS.

... honest, straightforward, and at times humorous, Stachowiak offers practical advice about the many obstacles one will inevitably encounter while living with a chronic illness...Chapters are easy to read, but it's Stachowiak's unique writing style, knowledge, and carefully thought-out presentation of the material that makes navigating through the pages simple and thoroughly enjoyable."--MSFocus

..".If you are newly diagnosed, a caregiver, or have had MS for many years, she covers a multitude of different topics regarding MS...Overall, I found this book to be informative and uplifting. It's a MUST read!"--"Rocky Mountain MS Center"

"I wish this book was around when I was first diagnosed with MS. It is straightforward, honest and practical. A must for anyone living with MS."--Amelia Davis President of MS Friends, and author of "My Story: A Photographic Essay On Life With Multiple Sclerosis"

"The "Multiple Sclerosis Manifesto" is a significant resource for people living with MS. ...also demonstrates how people can address those issues individually and collectively to improve the world for themselves and others."--David Chatel Executive Vice President of Advocacy, National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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