David Spero, RN
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Art of Getting Well:
"A terrific book, a combination of stories, science and a great writing style."
KATE LORIG, Director of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, co-author of Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions.
"David Spero has written the book I needed to read when I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease 48 years ago. THE ART OF GETTING WELL is a practical and profound guide to finding healing in the face of problems that have no known cure. This book is a blessing for anyone facing chronic illness."
NAOMI REMEN, M.D.
"David Spero is the real thing. A nurse and health coach who thrives with a chronic illness, David is also an entertaining writer who makes you feel that you have a friend in the self-healing business. The plan he gives us in The Art of Getting Well is not hype, not complicated, and not expensive. He has distilled the essence of self-care into an easy to take program virtually certain to create a sense of well-being in anyone who takes it to heart."
L. Rossman, MD,
"For people and families facing chronic illness this book is a gift. David Spero provides a practical, knowledgeable and compassionate "coach" to living a healthier life with chronic illness. Grounded in scientific research, informed by first-hand experience, and enlivened with stories from real patients, this book is powerful medicine for those wishing to take a more active role in managing their illness and their lives. "
Sobel, MD, MPH,
"I need to tell you how FABULOUS your book is! It's truly one of the best "self-help" books I've read. I don't have a chronic "illness" but felt inspired to make some necessary changes in my own life. I would love to know when it's coming out and buy a dozen to have around the office for patients."
Lynne Jahnke, MD, Cancer Center of Santa Barbara
"Having lived with Multiple Sclerosis for 13 years, I have yet to find another book that so plainly and straightforwardly tackles the issues faced by those who choose wellness over illness. I will read this book again and again to help remind myself to choose wellness, and I will share it with others who seek the same. This is truly a well organized, thought provoking look at what it takes to be well."
"This new self-care book, written in a folksy, almost conversational style, is a treasure of encouragemt and practical tips for chronically ill people who have realized that it's pretty much up to them to determine the quality of their daily lives. Author Spero knows firsthand how to deal with anger and despair; how to be assertive with doctors; where to find reasons to live; and the importance of support from others. The book is worth the price for just the list of references for everything from alternative therapies to anger reduction to centering prayer to sexual activities which don't involve intercourse. "
Cohen, author of Finding a Joyful Life in the