In This Together: My Story

In This Together: My Story By Ann Romney, In This Together My Story When Mitt and Ann Romney met in their late teens a great American love story began And their life together would be blessed five healthy sons financial security and a home filled with joy Despite t
  • Title: In This Together: My Story
  • Author: Ann Romney
  • ISBN: 9781250083975
  • Page: 295
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In This Together: My Story By Ann Romney, When Mitt and Ann Romney met in their late teens, a great American love story began And their life together would be blessed five healthy sons, financial security, and a home filled with joy Despite the typical ups and downs, they had a storybook life.Then, in 1998, Ann was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis She couldn t believe it was real there were no therapies or tWhen Mitt and Ann Romney met in their late teens, a great American love story began And their life together would be blessed five healthy sons, financial security, and a home filled with joy Despite the typical ups and downs, they had a storybook life.Then, in 1998, Ann was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis She couldn t believe it was real there were no therapies or treatments to help her Mitt told her that day that they would tackle the diagnosis as a team They were in it together As long as it isn t fatal, we re fine If you have to be in a wheelchair, I ll be right there to push it, he told her And Ann thought, But I ll be the one in the wheelchair A caregiver and helper her whole life, she d crossed a terrible invisible line She wouldn t be able to care for her family any She was the patient Ann and Mitt would face the most frightening and humbling experience of their lives.From reflections on her early life, her marriage, and her diagnosis and recovery, the sources of her faith, and the stories of others who overcame adversity and inspired her to keep going, In This Together is a brave and deeply honest portrait of a family facing an unexpected blow, often in the most public of circumstances A lot of people talk about a transformation that happens when life throws you a curve ball, and the big one in my life was my MS diagnosis With all the blessings I ve had, MS has been my greatest teacher It has taught me about faith, compassion, and serving others I ve met many people along the way who ve shared advice and demonstrated enormous resilience in the face of challenges their stories gave me strength In sharing my story, I want to give others hope as I ve been given hope on this journey.
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    1. I loathed this woman during the 2012 campaign because she oozed entitlement every second of that time She played the pity card with her MS, but of course it was in remission, and she had all the help imaginable, all the best medical care, and of course, dressage, and her faith, to get her through her little health problem Not to mention all that moneyI have several friends with MS, solid women in the middle class, who struggle, who cope, who raise children and work, and who do not whine when the [...]


    2. First sentence My son Tagg was working for the Los Angeles Dodgers when Mitt decided he was going to run for president.Favorite quote I was on the top of the mountain looking out at the Wasatch Mountains, for the first time in months I felt strong enough to cry.This was a lovely book to read Ann writes honestly, lovingly, and as though we were sitting at her kitchen table and talking She shares a great deal about her personal life as a wife, mother, possible first lady and someone who has MS as [...]


    3. I decided to read this book because a I admire Ann Romney even though I disagree with her husband Mitt on almost every political issue and b I wanted to find out why she gut punched her son Tagg that one time.The punch story comes up on page 3 Ann and Mitt had five sons, and the boys didn t always get along, and one time Tagg the oldest, then 16 was fighting bitterly with the second oldest, and Ann tried to break it up, and Tagg started yelling at her, and she just lost it and punched Tagg in th [...]


    4. I really enjoyed this biography There were a few parts that I thought felt repetitious, but I read the book almost straight through, so perhaps it would have felt like emphasis rather than repetition if I had spaced out the reading .Her battle with multiple sclerosis was really interesting, as was reading about the toil of politics on the family.Excerpts Somehow I had to justify the fact that while so many of my contemporaries were shattering the glass ceiling, I was home scraping Marshmallow F [...]


    5. This book made me cry in public I haven t done that since I was knocked over in the grocery store by one of my first spasms 10 months ago Reading this book felt like reading my own thoughts, feelings and fears If you or somebody you know suffers from a neurological disease then you should put all of your political bias aside and read this book Some things in life are about than political beliefs or religion Sometimes people who are as different as night and day can share something in common tha [...]


    6. This book was between a 3 and 4 for me I found it really informative about MS and hopeful for new treatments I have a lovely new friend who has MS and so hope that something can be done to stop the progression of the disease for her I have so much respect for Ann Romney She s not the greatest writer and sometimes I didn t quite get where she was going with some of her thoughts But I found her story compelling She s a tough lady.Near the end it delves into lots of political stuff that I had a har [...]


    7. Stunningly smug, shallow and clueless, this is supposed to be an inspirational autobiography about a woman whose big thing in life is dressage I read it because I am interested in neurodegenerative diseases, but Romney attributes her relatively happy experience in having mostly in remission MS to dressage and her faith She and her husband are on another planet, a rich, Mormon one which bears no relationship to the one we little people experience.


    8. By nature, I m quite shy Well, actually not that shy Growing up maybe Growing up, Ann Romney may have been always the shyest girl in her class But, not now Not after giving birth to five sons, becoming the grandmother of twenty three and a former First Lady of Massachusetts Add to that resume author Here the former introvert has written sort of a 258 page manual that could be subtitled, What to do when life hands you a bag of rocks That seems to be her theme here For Romney she got her bag of ro [...]


    9. I enjoyed this a lot than I expected to Ann Romney made me laugh, cry, and appreciate my work as a mother all over again She s a pretty classy lady, and it was sad to hear her frustrations about how cruelly her family was portrayed as out of touch and cold They do represent a traditional kind of family than is popular these days, but we need all sorts of people in this world And she is a strong family builder for sure I find it frustrating that she is so vilified as a rich, spoiled woman who s [...]


    10. Quotes I believe life is almost indiscriminate Life happens It hits us the way it hits us, and then we can choose to do with that reality whatever we choose I don t see it as being part of any Grand Design I don t think that God had a hand in this, that He reached down and decided, I m going to make Ann sick and someday she s going to have a larger impact But what I do believe is that we each have to play the hand we re dealt, and that life is a lot nicer for all of us if we help each other tote [...]


    11. Interesting perspective, though it was obviously ghost written, particularly in the parts where the author seemed to equate living in Park City with living in Salt Lake City, when there is a pretty big mountain range separating the two But I quibble.I really appreciated the family stories told and the humor One thing that stood out to me was Ann response when asked if she thought God had sent her M.S because of all the good she s been able to do since having it with her foundation, etc and she s [...]


    12. Above average for political memoirs She comes across mostly approachable and humble I m not aligned with her politically or religiously, but I didn t find myself bothered much by that in this book About half of the book focuses on her struggles with MS, which is something that does affect people in my life, and I found that part well written She s open about being happy about being a mom and not interested in the economy or foreign affairs, and I respect that she seems to know who she is and wha [...]


    13. I just happened upon this book as I was walking in the library I really enjoyed getting to know Ann Romney and learning about how she dealt with her MS Having been diagnosed with fibromyalgia in my 20s I related a lot to her process of dealing with her illness, the depression, discouragement, fear, and finally finding answers and hope Her illness is the center theme of the book, but she also goes back and weaves her life story throughout it It s not amazing writing, but pretty remarkable conside [...]


    14. The story of Ann Mitt the way they supported each other was a 5 star book The information about Multiple Sclerosis, its treatments, its diagnosis and general knowledge about what is going on in research and current medication was lacking Yes, alternative medicine is an option but there is much medical research out there that supports medications with proven outcomes results that were hardly even mentioned Acknowledging those medications could have been an opportunity to help many people who also [...]


    15. This book would have been 5 stars if she had left off the last chapter I laughed and I cried but in the last chapter she over uses that ridiculous word fight as it relates to disease which really annoyed me I am easily annoyed lately due to pain I also own the book her doctor wrote which is MS Cured What a lie that is as there is NO CURE FOR MS It just about all the poisonous drugs available if you can endure them.


    16. What an amazing First Lady she would have been, America.Having said that, this book has little to nothing to do with politics and deals much with Mrs Romney s struggle with M.S With a relative who copes with the same illness, I was grateful for her insights and for all of the work she has done to further research and awareness Great read for anyone dealing with this disease or a comparable chronic illness.


    17. I certainly admire Ann Romney for her bringing awareness to MS While our disease in name unites us, her rather benign case differs from mine tremendously Keep up the good work your foundation is doing


    18. I loved how Ann Romney really got involved in the community, and developed relationships that stretched her Made me want to reach out and hand my threads to people and be a bigger part of my communities.


    19. Skimmed a lot of it Did have some good info regarding neurological issues and ideas of how to deal with the symptoms on a physical and emotional level.


    20. Interesting storyA good story of Ann Romney s struggle with MS Especially encouraging for anyone who is dealing with a life changing illness.


    21. Loved this book We lived in Boston and were aquatinted with the Romney s Such real great people The way she has battled MS is incredible Good read for anyone


    22. I enjoyed learning about Ann Romney, her life and story, her faith, her trials, her unique opportunities, and how she s dealt with them She s really quite remarkable and shares some uplifting and inspiring insights that can help anyone with whatever they re facing I didn t know much about MS before reading this book and it sounds like it can be very different for every person, but this book gave me an appreciation for this struggle, as well as remembering that everyone has their bag of rocks th [...]


    23. I won this book in a giveaway and I was SO excited when I found out I won I am a fan of Ann Romney and it wasn t until after the sad election of 2012 that I found out she has MS This book talks about her struggles with the disease and how she has learned to overcome the symptoms By this I do not mean she s cured, not by any means While she once had a house full of five boys and was constantly go go go to take care of her family, she had to learn when to say, Go, go, STOP She had to learn her new [...]


    24. 2.5 starsSince I have friends who actually know the Romneys, I know that they aren t actually as shallow or out of touch as their image They are actually extremely compassionate and hard working individuals, who have given decades in service to others that the mainstream media will likely never know about However, this book doesn t do much to change their image For instance, when you are trying to tell people that you started off with nothing when you were first married just like everyone else b [...]


    25. I had a difficult time getting through the book Some parts were very interesting but the book was very repetitive The detail of some parts of the story were just not there It seemed a bit unorganized I learned some about her life, but would have liked to have learned details As a mother who chose to put her career on hold to raise children, it would have been nice for her to somehow show that it is a challenging and rewarding option and that it is not only as difficult but difficult quite ofte [...]


    26. I admit at the outset that I am a big Mitt Romney and Ann Romney fan So my review is probably colored by that admiration However, this book was very easy to read, full of personal information about their family and values, as well as extremely pertinent to understanding MS and illness and disease in general I would recommend this book to all who have MS or other debilitating illness it will give you new insight and strategies to consider in overcoming the effects of your disease It also will lif [...]


    27. Ann Romney seemed to have the storybook life Married to a wealthy successful businessman, 5 striking sons all married , and 20 something grandchildren In 1998 she was diagnosed with MS MS put Ann into a dark place of depression and chronic pain In the end traditional medical therapies were not that helpful.e moved to naturopathic and equine therapy Mitt to resurrect the Olympics and Ann moved to Park City Utah and she became involved in the sport of Drassage and found healing by riding horses Th [...]


    28. I really enjoyed this book It was told in a very easy manner, almost like two friends were catching up after a long time apart I am really coming to understand how important it is to know other people s stories you realize how they aren t so different from you and you start to understand the parts of their life you have observed and made judgements on and realize that you were wrong The book sometimes felt fragmented but yet I think it all comes back to the title In This Together showing the imp [...]


    29. Her story is worth hearing She writes honestly and from her heart She extends her advice on coping with adversity to any hardship in life, i.e a bag of rocks everyone carries at some point in life I found the last chapter very interesting It discussed 50millionfaces for sharing stories from anyone effected by a neurological disease It also told about the new and exciting research being done at the Brigham and Women s Hospital Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Disease The center is studying 5 majo [...]


    30. I found this in a section of new books in my local library It caught my interest because I like biographies I live in Utah and remember the 2002 Olympics as well as the last presidential election cycle , so I was interested in learning about this woman, who, by virtue of the fact that she is married to a public figure, is a public figure herself I found myself liking Ann Romney, her strength, confidence and personal growth as she described it It was interesting to learn of her background, belie [...]


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