So not only did you teach me about writing memoir, you also taught me about reading and thinking about how others write memoir. Thank you so much! Rebecca
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Maren O. Mitchell, NCWN West member, popular at reading Friday night
Maren O. Mitchell, author of the self-help book, Beat Chronic Pain, an Insider's Guide, captivated her audience at Brother's Willow Ranch Restaurant Friday night. Maren's poetry is popular and she is published in excellent journals, but this intelligent and charming writer impressed me with her book based on her own experience. Unwilling to become dependent on narcotic pain prescriptions after debilitating spinal surgery, Mitchell researched other means to deal with chronic pain. In her book we see her quirky sense of humor and her determination and strength of character.
Last night, she stood holding lightly to the backs of two chairs while reading and seemed to have no pain at all. But she says she fights it every day and she shares her methods in her book.
Beat Chronic Pain, an Insider's Guide: Ways to Confront and Relieve Pain Through Avenues Other Than Drugs
Nov 10 2012
0985311908 / 9780985311902
Order from www.amazon.com
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I couldn't make it on Friday, but I have enjoyed Maren's readings of her poems at other times. Her book truly shows her determination not to allow the chronic pain rule her life and has many good suggestions. I recommend it to anyone, not just those who suffer from chronic physical pain.ReplyDelete