Biography & Personal Accounts 

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The Lady’s Handbook for her Mysterious Illness

Sarah Ramey (2020)
A darkly funny account of her experience of a mysterious illness (ultimately diagnosed as CFS) that doctors thought was all in her head 🙄, and the recovery she found in functional medicine.

A review of this book by one of our members featured in a recent newsletter. Take a look

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Waiting for Superman 

Tracie White (2021)

The story of Whitney Dafoe who has severe ME and his father (Professor Ron Davis’) who is searching for a cure

A review of this book by one of our members featured in a recent newsletter. Take a look

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Within These Four Walls

Mindfully Evie (2019)

A series of short reflections by a young woman who has had severe ME and is now much better than she was

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Girl Behind Dark Glasses

Jessica Taylor-Bearman (2018)

The story of the teenage years of Jessica Taylor, a girl with severe ME – a triumph of survival


Unrest (DVD)

Jennifer Brea (2017)

The award winning film shedding light on the experience of ME (featuring Jen Brea, Whitney Dafoe and Jessica Taylor-Bearman among others)

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Lighting up a Hidden World: CFS and M.E.

Valerie Free (2016) 

Through artwork, poetry, story-telling, and meticulous research, this book takes readers into the fascinating, yet frightening, landscape of ME/CFS

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Voices from the Shadows (DVD, 2011) & 

Lost Voices (book, 2008)

Natalie Boulton/Invest in ME 

Short pieces from people with severe ME and their carers

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This Strange New Life 

Rachel Anderson (2006)

The story of two brothers who contracted ME, told from the perspective of their sister

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Knowing ME

Caeia March - editor  (1998)
Women speak about their experiences of ME/CFS in a series of short pieces

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A Year Lost and Found 

Michael Mayne - Dean Emeritus of Westminster (1987)

A personal account of what it’s like to suffer from ME written as a diary/meditation on illness, suffering, redemption and hope.