Jennifer's Way

Jennifer's Way : My Journey with Celiac disease--what Doctors Don't Tell You and How You Can Learn to Live Again


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The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness estimates that as many as one in 133 Americans has celiac disease. Unfortunately, 83 percent of people who have this terrible disease are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed--suffering through years of pain and misunderstanding. Award-winning actress Jennifer Esposito was one of those 83 percent, receiving an accurate diagnosis only after decades of mysterious illnesses and myriad misdiagnoses. Now Jennifer shares her riveting personal journey--from her earliest memories of her childhood in Brooklyn to her years as a young actress, all the while suffering from unexplained, devastating ailments. Jennifer's struggle to finally receive an accurate diagnosis is one that anyone who has a chronic disease will share. But this is more than a story of suffering. It is the story of one woman's valiant journey to take charge of her health and rebuild her life. Not only will you learn from Jennifer's personal story, the book also guides you through early diagnosis, sharing the steps that helped Jennifer heal. Plus, you'll find recipes she uses at home, along with recipes for some of the delicious treats she offers at her own gluten-free bakery, Jennifer's Way, in New York. For anyone struggling with a chronic illness, Jennifer's Way is proof that you can find an answer to what is wrong with you, that you shouldn't stop until you find it, and that you can learn how to truly live again.

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  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 160.02 x 226.06 x 27.94mm | 430.91g
  • The Perseus Books Group
  • Da Capo Lifelong
  • Camnridge, USUnited States
  • English
  • 0738217107
  • 9780738217109
  • 232,629

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Vanity Fair, May 2014 "Esposito offers straight talk in Jennifer's Way." Living Without's Gluten Free & More, June/July 2014 "This is a story of hope...This book is a page turner. Esposito is an inspiration." Publishers Weekly, 5/5/14 "[Esposito's] rags-to-riches story will keep readers turning pages... The second section of the book is a helpful guide to living with celiac disease, with tips on eating out and dating, as well as appealing recipes...Her story will no doubt appeal to her fans and others with chronic health issues." Taste for Life, June 2014 "This is award-winning actress Jennifer Esposito's story she took control and became a health advocate for herself and others. Part one shares her journey. In part two, Your Journey, she offers guidance, advice, recipes, and more to help you find your way." New York Times Science Bestseller, 7/14/14 "This book was so captivating and kept me interested throughout...I was very impressed with Jennifer's willingness to open up and share her story with millions. I would recommend that those with celiac disease and well as loved ones to those living with celiac disease read this book. Eyes will be opened and understand built as you tearfully read one woman's celiac journey."

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About Jennifer L. Esposito

Jennifer Esposito is the founder of The Jennifer's Way Foundation for Celiac Education (JWF) and Jennifer's Way gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, peanut-free, allergy-friendly, organic bakery in New York City. As an actress, Jennifer has starred in more than twenty films, including the Oscar-winning Crash, and TV shows including Blue Bloods, Samantha Who?, and Spin City. She lives in New York and can be reached online via and @JennifersWayJE. Eve Adamson has written or cowritten more than fifty books, including Bethenny Frankel's recent bestsellers and Haylie Pomroy's The Fast Metabolism Diet.; @eveadamson

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