Mother Warriors by Jenny McCarthy

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Janie
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Mother Warriors by Jenny McCarthy

Postby Janie » Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:21 pm

I'm a little surprised no one has mentioned this book yet. It's very well done, with some amazing recovery stories from parents other than just JM. Like the first one, it's a pretty quick read and definitely worth it.
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Postby amy » Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:12 am

i read it too. while i am grateful to jenny for getting info "out there", i would have loved it if she had put some other warrior moms in there......you know, moms (and / or dads) of kids who have gotten significantly better and are healthier, but not recovered. i think that is a more accuarate portrayal of the population and potential for recovery, but that's just my opinion. :wink:

i think she is a fabulous 'big mouth' (her description of herself :lol: ) and will prompt, push and persuade until changes are made :D
amy, mommy to:

zach 2/21/99
jared 8/24/00
katie 8/23/02

DianeM2
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Postby DianeM2 » Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:44 pm

My library is getting in shipped in from another library. As soon as it come in I will read it. I heard that she is coming aout with another book on Autism in the spring of 2009.
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Postby Noahsgift » Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:59 am

I read the book also. It is very encouraging and has some really great stories of recovery, but I was hoping for a little more detail on what the moms acually did for their children. It's a little vague on that part, but still a good read. It good to know that she is spreading the word about some of the possible causes of autism, and that something can be done to treat most cases.
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Janie
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Postby Janie » Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:31 pm

In one of her interviews (don't remember which) she said that she was deliberately vague about what each child did because she didn't want people using it as a how-to book. That's probably a good thing - I actually know a mom around here who was trying to use the first book that way.
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Noahsgift
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Postby Noahsgift » Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:17 pm

Janie: That makes since, I guess it's also to protect herself from getting sued as well. I also wondered if this book could be a prerequiste to another biomedical book about treatment?? I really don't know if she would go that far though, it would be cool though you know?
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Re: Mother Warriors by Jenny McCarthy

Postby HoldingOn2Hope » Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:50 pm

I read this book before my son had a diagnosis, but after I'd read the Healing the New Childhood Epidemics (so I suspected ASD spectrum for ds). This book read like my diary since DS was born. I underlined all of the things in there that I've felt since he was born. Then I gave the book to my husband and told him that this book is like my diary, and he was welcome to read it. He was surprised & intrigued - so he read it (what man doesn't want to read a book by Jenny McCarthy?!)... and after he read it, he was finally on board to listen to me (& our ped) about our son's issues. I'm SO grateful for this book - I no longer feel like I'm the only one going through this, and I also have DH on board! :)


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