Just Like Life, Only More So
and Other Stories of Illness

by Dana Snyder-Grant

Living with illness is about living with difference and accepting oneself in the process. It's about living with vulnerability and being susceptible to loss and hurt; it is

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What People Have Said

This series of insightful essays is a powerful personal perspective on living with the challenges of chronic illness. Walk this journey and share the observations, reflections, wisdom, and wit that can enlighten us all.

Linda Guiod, R.N., Vice-President, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Central New England Chapter

These finely crafted stories will delight any reader. Each piece reveals the strength, self-reliance, and humility we can find in ourselves if we open our eyes, and our hearts. This book is full of rich imagery and profound insights; it will make a fine gift.

David Wann, coauthor, Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic; editor, Reinventing Community

Copyright © 2006. Available as a 164-page paperback for $10 plus shipping direct from the author, or $13.95 from booksellers. ISBN: 1450520901. Read the introduction and a chapter's worth of essays here.

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Chronic Illness Resources

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
MS information and support
Coping Well: MS Wellness Program
Monthly MS wellness program to call into from around the US and Canada
Rosalind Joffe,  CI-coach
Coaching people with chronic illness to thrive in the work place

For anyone who has a chronic illness or knows someone who does..

Just Like Life, Only More So
and Other Stories of Illness




Dana Snyder-Grant

Dana Snyder-Grant, LICSW, is a writer and clinical social worker, specializing in chronic illness and disability. She has had multiple sclerosis since 1981.

You can read more about Dana and her work at Dana's website

News and Readings:

  • Wednesday Sept 30, 2015 Just Like Life Only More So: Reflections on Physical Illness and Disability American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, New England Chapter 10:15-11:00am Radisson Manchester NH
  • Friday May 20, 2016 Just Like Life Only More So: More Reflections on Physical Illness and Disability Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Successful readings and workshops focused on the book have been held in: Acton, Boston, Brookline, Concord, Fitchburg, Great Barrington, Harvard, Newton, North Reading, Pittsfield, Watertown, Tyngsboro and Worcester MA; Jackson, Nashua, Randolph and Berlin NH; and Cumberland MD.
  • Just Like Life, Only More So and Other Stories of Illness has been selected for audiotaping by The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped to make it available for their patrons around the country.
  • Book Review in FOCUS, the monthly newspaper of the Massachusetts Chapter, National Association of Social Workers.
  • An article about Dana's reading in Randolph NH.