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Tales from the Bed: A Memoir
by Jenifer Estess, Valerie Estess

Published: 2005-11-15
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Jenifer Estess is a beautiful, successful, thirtysomething New Yorker with dreams of starting her own family when she is diagnosed with ALS, a fatal disease. Doctors tell her to max out her credit cards and prepare to die. That is precisely when Jenifer starts to live -- dreaming deeper, ...
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(Jenifer Estess is a beautiful, successful, thirtysomething New Yorker with dreams of starting her own family when she is diagnosed with ALS, a fatal disease. Doctors tell her to max out her credit cards and prepare to die. That is precisely when Jenifer starts to live -- dreaming deeper, working harder, and loving endlessly. A girlhood pact with her sisters Valerie and Meredith -- nothing will ever break us apart -- inspires Jenifer as she faces down her most vicious enemy.

Beautifully written and wholly inspiring, Jenifer's memoir forces us to reconsider society's notion of "having it all," and illustrates, more than anything, the power of memory, work, and, most of all, love.

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  "An ailing story"by tgreen (see profile) 07/28/08

This story is told from Jenifer's perspective from the time of her diagnosis to the time of her death. Jenifer was extremely realistic unlike those that cared for her. She and her sisters embarked on journey... (read more)

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