Just Jen

Just Jen

Thriving Through Multiple Sclerosis

Book - 2017
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Winner of the 2017 Margaret and John Savage First Book Award - Non-Fiction!

Jen Powley was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at fifteen. By thirty-five, she had lost the use of her arms and legs.

Just Jen is a powerful memoir that tells the story of Powley's life at the time of her diagnosis, and the infinite, irrevocable ways it has changed since. Powley's writing pulls no punches. She is lively, bold and unapologetic, answering questions people are often afraid to ask about living with a progressive disease. And yet, these snapshots from Powley's life are not tinged with anger or despair. Just Jen is a powerful, uplifting and unforgettable work by an author who has laid her life -- and her body -- bare in order to survive.

Publisher: Winnipeg : Roseway Publishing, an imprint of Fernwood Publishing, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781552669235
Branch Call Number: 362.196834009 Powle
Characteristics: x, 178 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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