Title Saving Milly: Love, Politics, and Parkinson's Disease
Book Condition Very Good.
1586480375 / 9781586480370
Seller ID 0803R885922
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 2001 PublicAffairs. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Only light wear. 320pp. Language: English. 'The author, formerly a panelist on The McLaughlin Group and currently a columnist for Fox News, has written a deeply personal and bracingly honest account of how he and his wife, Milly, have coped with her diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. ... Milly's passionate enjoyment of life made it very difficult for her, at the age of 47, to accept a doctor's opinion in 1988 that the tremors she was experiencing were the beginnings of Parkinson's disease. The Kondrackes finally came to terms with Milly's condition and began searching for a treatment. Milly underwent several operations and has had various drug therapies, but her condition continues to worsen. She is now dependent on others for physical care and can barely communicate. Kondracke provides a harrowing overview of how organizations for other diseases such as AIDS or breast cancer compete with Parkinson's advocates for badly needed research dollars. He describes his involvement with Michael J. Fox (diagnosed with Parkinson's) and Fox's political lobbying for funds.'--Publishers Weekly, 2001.