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Potty Mouth

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Potty Mouth: A Woman Disabled with Multiple Sclerosis Bravely Meets Life’s Challenges with Courage, Wisdom, and a Profane Sense of Humor. Paperback – 31 Mar 2012
by Renae Clare (Author)

Renae Clare has lived with the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis including paralysis, depression and fatigue for over 40 years. This deeply personal account, Potty Mouth, was written as a series of essays after each of her psychotherapy sessions. Her therapist, Dr Cinzia LeValds recommended putting them all together into book form feeling that Renae’s completely open and brutally honest voice would help a great many people. She has dealt with abuse, with aging, with disability, and with loss. Renae’s wickedly profane sense of humor shows her optimistic spirit shining through even under the most depressing and difficult times. This book is gut wrenchingly truthful and yet, at times it is laugh out loud funny. It was written for the purpose of healing and forgiving Renae Clare’s past and as such there are many things in Potty Mouth that she had never spoken of before beginning therapy. It is written with the thought of helping not only herself but others to find the inner strength and inner peace needed to get through the obstacles that she has come up against over time. Although she has MS her optimism shines through and she is an inspiration to everyone she meets. Potty Mouth also includes practical guides to finding help for disabled people and how to keep and restore self-confidence and self worth. Renae Clare’s book hides nothing.

Product details
Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: AuthorHouse (31 Mar. 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1468562401
ISBN-13: 978-1468562408
Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2 x 20.3 cm
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,006,941 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

This book is a gem on so many levels!! 8 Mar. 2013
By Alison – Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase

Wonder what it’s like to be a woman? What it’s like to be a woman with Multiple Sclerosis, raising two children, entrepreneurial yet having the very body you inhabit betray you in several ways sometimes at the same time meanwhile marriages are dissolving before your very eyes?

OK, so that was a bit broad in statement scope but that is just a smidgen of the breadth of what the book entails. To have the courage to publish the relationships and trials that this book details makes Renae Clare a truly admirable woman and author! The language is just that – Potty Mouth – at times but it is at times justified, and in retrospect, understood as a coping mechanism of sorts. I highly recommend the book for a better understanding of what life with chronic autoimmune illness can be and how it may affect those persons with the disease as well as other persons in their life.

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