I’m Not Sick, Just A Bit Unwell – Yvonne Foong

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Yvonne Foong was born and raised in Malaysia. She enjoys writing, reading and devoting her time to charitable causes and social developments. She has done freelance assignments for newspapers and magazines.

Yvonne Foong maintains a website at http://www.yvonnefoong.com.

The book in one sentence: Life with Neurofibromatosis, the Cliffsnotes version.

Who would you recommend it to: Anyone; it’s a thin book, so there shouldn’t be excuses for not reading it!

OK bits: The parts where she talks about the illness and the brief description about her life.

Boring bits: Not so much boring as the feeling of a chapter in her life not adequately elaborated.

Random review quote:

“Yvonne has shown us all that it takes more than disability to stop us from chasing our dreams.” — Tremayne Heah, ASEAN scholar

Verdict: Despite her age, the author has gone through so much more than her peers. Sadly, this is not reflected in her autobiography. She chronicles her life with NF far more thoroughly and entertainingly in her blog (see website address above). That said, there is appeal in a simple and short but interesting story as this is.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Josette
    Sep 21, 2007 @ 12:04:21

    Hey there, how about doing a tag?

    nylusmilk: i just checked your blog out and only found out you’ve tagged me. 🙂 sure, i’ll do it soon.

    Reply

  2. Cold Stone Lover
    Sep 23, 2007 @ 09:26:39

    Thanks for the review. Many people have said I should elaborate more. Maybe one day. But there’s just so much to write about one’s life. Either you don’t write, or you bare it all.

    nylusmilk: thanks for your comment!

    Reply

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