Oh, sure, you can do last-minute Christmas shopping for another scented candle, or a lovely piece of pottery that might end up on the yard sale table together some day. Or you can decide to shop for a truly useful gift for the woman in your life who has been diagnosed with heart disease. Here’s why, in my admittedly biased view, that gift should be A Woman’s GuidetoLiving with HeartDisease – along with some simple and painless ways for you to make that happen in time for Santa’s arrival. You can even save 30% off the list price if you order from my publisher, Johns Hopkins University Press!) Continue reading “What to get the heart patient who has (almost) everything. . .”→
It’s been quite the ride since my book was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2017! When it was launched, “A Woman’s Guide to Living with Heart Disease” became Amazon’s #1 New Release in the Medicine/Public Health category. The book is now in its second printing, and reviews have been truly wonderful – with one notable exception: an Australian reader named Robert who complained in his review that there was “a bit too much emphasis on how women are neglected when it comes to heart disease” – and then added: “Happily for me, my doctors, nurses and physios did everything by the book.”
Thank you Robert, for helping to illustrate the cardiology gender gap so perfectly!
At some point during the two-year adventure of writing my book, “A Woman’s Guide to Living with Heart Disease“, an author questionnaire arrived from my publisher’s marketing staff at Johns Hopkins University Press, including this request: “Sometimes a conversation is the best way to introduce a book/author. Please answer the following questions:”