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From trips to see Oprah to trips to the emergency room, herein lie the sometimes-funny, sometimes-ridiculous, sometimes-inspiring, but always-true stories of Arthritis Ashley and her ups and downs while navigating life with chronic illness. After dealing with invisible illness since childhood, Ashley has learned to stay smiling, stay positive, and keep a sense of humor thr ...more
Kindle Edition, 138 pages
Published April 21st 2015 (first published April 9th 2015)
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Elizabeth
May 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
One of my best friends suffers from chronic illness, and this book has helped me to understand better what she deals with on a daily basis. Ashley Boynes-Shuck tells her tale with plenty of heart and a healthy (pun unintended) dose of humor. Very enjoyable!
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Shannon
May 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Really great book.....a positive message behind this book. Left me feeling positive about life.
Tamara
Aug 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful memoir about living with chronic illness. Ashley so generously shared the challenges of living such a life and I'm so glad I read about her journey.
Susan Bazzett-Griffith
I wanted to like this memoir more than I did, buy ultimately, this popular blogger's memoir/essay collection just didn't endear her to me. There is something in the tone of some of the essays that manages to be both Pollyanna AND whiny at the same time and reading ot straight through wasn't going to happen because of that. On the other hand, her experiences with various doctors, diagnoses and treatment protocols and side effects often makes for interesting reading to people who are looking for b ...more
Yehuda
May 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'll preface this review by stating that I know Ashley personally and that she's a truly wonderful person.
That being said, Ashley has written a WONDERFUL memoir and I'm so glad I've read it. She specifically writes about her overwhelming personal health challenges but I found the book to be applicable to so much more than physical health. I've known many people who deal with invisible demons such as depression, alcoholism, drug addiction and many other disorders which hide themselves from view.
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Hello! For those of you who do not know me, my name is Ashley Boynes-Shuck. I am an award-winning author, blogger, social media pro, and advocate based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

My three internationally-published books include two nonfiction health memoirs called "Sick Idiot" and "Chronically Positive," and a post-apocalyptic fiction novel, called "To Exist." I was also a co-author on the l
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