The Bottom Line
- This is an incredibly honest account of learning to live with MS
- Motivates the reader to take action and to fight back, while acknowledging that none of it is easy
- Brings controversial issues to light, such as the use of medical marijuana and orphan disease status
- Can be overwhelming for the newly diagnosed
- A couple of factual problems (i.e. mentions “stages” rather than “types” of MS)
- An honest memoir about life with MS
- A personal “manifesto” which can be adopted (and adapted) by all people with MS
- An additional section of 43 interesting and unusual questions about MS, answered by 5 top neurologists
Guide Review - Review of Climbing Higher by Montel Williams
I have to laugh at the occasional reviews of the book that I have read that claim the book is “self-serving” and too focused on Montel. It is, after all, his story of how he is dealing with his diagnosis and his MS.
Montel is honest about all of the stuff that he tries – hokey or not, effective or ineffective, smart or reckless. He speaks of losing hope at times. He is sometimes vain and cocky and he is sometimes sad and lonely. Just like anybody else.