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Estess, Jenifer

Overview
Works: 3 works in 14 publications in 1 language and 707 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works about Jenifer Estess
 
Most widely held works by Jenifer Estess
Tales from the bed : on living, dying, and having it all by Jenifer Estess( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jenifer Estess is a woman on the verge: She's about to launch her own company; she's looking buff and dating vigorously; she's driving in the fast lane -- with the top down. At the age of thirty-five, Jenifer dreams of falling in love and starting a family. Then she notices muscle twitches in her legs. Walking down a city block feels exhausting. At first, doctors write off Jenifer's symptoms to stress, but she is quickly diagnosed with ALS, a fatal brain disease that is absolutely untreatable. Max out your credit cards and see Paris, suggests one doctor. Instead of preparing to die, Jenifer gets busy. She dreams deeper, works harder, and loves endlessly. For Jenifer, being fatally ill is not about letting go. It's about holding on and reaching -- for family, friends, goals. Jenifer's girlhood pact with her sisters Valerie and Meredith -- nothing will ever break us apart -- guides them as Jenifer faces down one of the most devastating illnesses known to humankind. That same enduring pact inspires the creation of Project A.L.S., a movement started by the sisters that changes the way science and medicine approach research for ALS and the related diseases Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, and which has already raised more than $18 million. Will Project A.L.S. help scientists discover medicine in time for her' Jenifer answers these questions and others in this beautifully written and wholly inspiring memoir that celebrates a life fuelled by memory. Tales from the Bed forces us to reconsider society's notion of "having it all," and illustrates, more than anything, the importance of endurance, hope, and, most of all, love
Tales from the bed : a memoir by Jenifer Estess( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A CEO and co-founder of Project ALS and Glamour magazine's 2001 Woman of the Year describes her battle with Lou Gehrig's disease
Tales from the bed : on living, dying, and having it all by Jenifer Estess( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jenifer Estess, 35, is a woman on the verge: she's about to launch her own company; she's looking buff and dating vigorously; she's driving in the fast lane. Then she notices muscle twitches in her legs. Walking down a city block feels exhausting. She is diagnosed with ALS, a fatal brain disease that is absolutely untreatable. Instead of preparing to die, Jenifer dreams deeper, works harder, and loves endlessly. For Jenifer, being fatally ill is not about letting go. It's about holding on and reaching--for family, friends, goals. Jenifer's girlhood pact with her sisters Valerie and Meredith--nothing will ever break us apart--inspires the creation of Project A.L.S., a movement that changes the way science and medicine approach research for ALS and the related diseases Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. This book forces us to reconsider society's notion of "having it all."--Publisher description
 
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Alternative Names
Jenifer Estess American theatre manager/producer

Languages
English (14)