Book Give Away: Saving Each Other: A Mother-Daughter Love Story by Victoria Jackson and Ali Guthy

Wednesday, December 05, 2012 Posted by Dina N

Book Description
On the surface, Victoria Jackson is the American Dream personified: from a troubled childhood and unfinished high school education she overcame immeasurable odds to create a cosmetics empire valued at more than half a billion dollars. Married to Bill Guthy - self- made principal of infomercial marketing giant Guthy-Renker - Victoria's most treasured role was mother to three beautiful, beloved children, Evan, Ali, and Jackson.

Suddenly, Victoria's dream life is broken as she begins to battle a mother's greatest fear.

In 2008, her daughter, Ali, began experiencing unusual symptoms of blurred vision and an ache in her eye. Her test results led to the diagnosis of a disease so rare, the chance that she had it was only 2%. Neuromyeltis Optica (NMO) is a little understood, incurable, and often fatal autoimmune disease that can cause blindness, paralysis, and life-threatening seizures, and afflicts as few as 20,000 people in the world. At the age of 14, Ali was given a terrifying prognosis of between four to six years to live.

Saving Each Other: A Mother-Daughter Love Story begins just as Victoria and Bill learn of Ali's disease, starting them on a powerful journey to save Ali, their only daughter, including bringing together a team of more than fifty of the world's leading experts in autoimmune and NMO-related diseases to create the Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation.

Told in alternating viewpoints, Victoria and Ali narrate their very different journeys of coming to terms with the lack of control that neither mother nor daughter have over NMO, and their pioneering efforts and courage to take their fight to a global level.

Bringing their story to light with raw emotion, humor, warmth, and refreshing candor, Saving Each Other is the extraordinary journey of a mother and daughter who demonstrate how the power of love can transcend our greatest fears, while at the same time battling to find a cure for the incurable.

The Giveaway
One lucky U.S. reader will win a copy of Saving Each Other: A Mother-Daughter Love Story.

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18 comments:

  1. Margie said...

    I'm reading The Bracelet by Roberta Gately.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

  2. Carl Scott said...

    I just received an ARC of The House Girl by Tara Conklin, that will be next.

  3. Anonymous said...

    The Christmas Sweater. Patricia

  4. Tore said...

    You Have Always Been Mine. Tore923@aol.com

  5. bn100 said...

    A Christmas Carol

  6. ossmcalc said...

    Actually I am not reading anything lately as I am trying to declutter my home. It is amazing what I am finding and how much I am donating to a local charity.

    Thank you,

    Christine Womack
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

  7. Kristie said...

    I'm reading "Mockingjay" by Suzanne Collins. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  8. Kimberly said...

    I just finished The Devil Wears Prada

  9. Kristen said...

    I'm reading Lend Me An Ear.

  10. Maureen said...

    I am reading Defiant by Pamela Clare.

  11. Charlene said...

    Red Mist by Patricia Cornwell :)

  12. adf said...

    Im currently reading love and respect

  13. Jackie said...

    I'm reading Fahrenheit 451! It's fantastic!

  14. Karen said...

    The HOST by Stephanie Meyer :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

  15. Nicole C. said...

    I am reading The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton!

  16. Kari Flores said...

    I haven't been reading much lately but the last book I read was 50 shades of grey.

  17. Susan Smoaks said...

    i am reading the intercept
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

  18. James Coyne said...

    Forever Odd by Dean Koontz

    misterjim74 at gmail dot com

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