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    IrishHeart

    Having read JE’s story on her website (and it is similar to mine in many ways), I look forward to reading her book. She is a lovely person and I admire her strength.

    I try to make sure I read every book a fellow celiac writes
    because even though they are essentially about the same topic, everyone’s struggle is different and they present a unique perspective on how the authors have overcome so much adversity to reclaim their lives.

    And they always pay it forward by becoming a vocal celiac advocate.
    :)

    To me, they are all self- profiles in courage.

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      IM

      IrishHeart, you should write a book. I’d get it. :D

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        IrishHeart

        oh, I think you’re just yanking my chain here a bit, glutenmaestro

        :)

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    Gloria @ glutenfreepoodlehome

    She is using her status to do good. Many of us have a similar story but she can give us a voice. I look forward to reading her book.

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    Camille

    Done! Pre-ordered.

    Camille

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    Jess

    Thank you for sharing this beautifully written book introduction with us! My Celiac story also has many parallels to Jennifer’s and I am ever grateful for her willingness to share her experiences with us. Reading her blog really helped me when I was newly diagnosed.
    I look forward to reading her book when it’s published this spring, and I agree with IH that it’s important for our community to continue to support each other.
    Happy spring (almost) to all!
    Jess

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    Comrade Svilova

    Being heard is so important and almost every story I hear features doctors, families, and communities who did not listen. Looking forward to reading her book.

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    Kelly

    Thank you for this post. My 14 year old daughter and I loved Jennifer on Blue Bloods! My daughter was just diagnosed with Celiac herself this year, I pre-ordered the book for us both!

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    Dawn B

    Looking forward to reading about your journey.
    Jennifer you are making a difference. Someday people will understand this disease and take it seriously. Thank you for increasing public awareness about Celiac Disease!

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    Ken

    Yes! I already see a lot that I relate to in the snippet.
    And since it comes out a few days before my birthday it’s a nice gift to me from me.

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    Galwayfan

    I’m looking forward to reading Jennifer’s book. She is a sweet lady!

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    Hap Keeton

    Pre-ordered 2 today!
    Of course, I need one to read and one as a keepsake autographed by Jen E, my Celiac Hero, when we visit Jennifer’s Way Bakery!

    Dude, thanks for sending my regards to Jen E for me and for the link making it so easy to order her book. My daughter found Jen’s tweet for me regarding my prior comments to you. Since I’m not a twitterer or FBer I appreciate you acting as a “Harry Potter owl” for me. I see why this “social media” thing is catching on.

    Hap

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      Gluten Dude

      Ya see, you’re not so “Hap” less after all. Yeah…I know ;)

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        Hap

        Ha Ha – You & my wife are so Punny! That is one reason I married her so many years ago – her intelligent wit.

        “Hap” honors my great caddie who died a couple of years ago. My Dad and I and Hap, his Dad and his Grandad all have the same first name, of which “Hap” is a version. My “original” Hap’s birthday is March 21 so enjoy a Tito on us in his honor!

        Hap (the second)

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        Hap

        GDude

        Just to be clear, my reply was not on any level chastising you for the unintentional ‘Hap'”less” double entendre. The original Hap would be the first to laugh & enjoy the irony. We had a lot of fun on the links!

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    Jean

    Pre-ordered! Thanks for the link and for all you do. Great community!

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    Elizabeth

    I too can’t wait to receive your book! I’m tired of being sick with no answers until my Dr. Asked me to try GF he thinks I’m celiac positive, as I had this test a few years ago and it was positive negative end of the scale that he was telling me that it wasn’t a definitive answer for him. I should try it! We’ll I looked into it and it was so confusing I didn’t do It! Well now I’m almost 62 and very I’ll. So I made the leap and have gone GF and told my Dr. I can’t believe the difference in how much better I now feel!
    Thank you for helping and bringing this illness to the attention of those who are in need! Quincy, Massachucetts

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    MooseMalibu

    Definitely on my list. Thanks for sharing! Can’t wait for the other announcements to come!!

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    IM

    You’re not ripping us off now Gluten Dude, are you? lol jks ;)

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    Ken

    Figures.
    I had my younger brother home on a rare visit. I may have mentioned he has celiac as well and is developmentally disabled… And awesome.
    So we took a trip into Manhattan today to visit Jennifer’s Way and get some cupcakes. I was hoping the book would be here before I went so I could maybe ask Jennifer to sign it, but no dice.
    Jennifer was there and she is really sweet, and the staff is very nice. The cupcakes are so good, I thought it was an elaborate hoax to get me to eat gluten. Seriously, these are cupcakes that I would have raved over pre-celiac. My brother pretty much inhaled his. The cookies are delicious as well. I will give my verdict on the onion bagel in the morning, but they smell amazing.
    I drove my brother home to Eastern LI (after a movie pit stop for Captain America) and just got home.
    Guess what’s in the mailbox…

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      IrishHeart

      Well, Ken
      Your younger brother’s older brother is pretty awesome, too.
      :)

      Murphys’ law –that book showing up AFTER you were in the city.

      Like the time I was in NYC, took the subway, walked a zillion blocks in the August heat only to find: She’s closed on Tuesdays.
      My bad. :( DUH! Should have checked the schedule. I was pretty pathetic sitting on the curb,whining and sniveling like a 3- year -old “but I wanted cu—u-p–cakes!!!waaa!” The hubs stood across the street so as to distance himself from the distraught woman throwing a tantrum. Puts me in a cab and we went to Freidman’s lunch instead. Good food, yes but “I wanted to see Jen-ni-fer! waaa!” Big baby.

      Okay, so my book also arrived yesterday.
      I read it in less than 2 hours.
      Compelling story of what so many celiacs have dealt with–the long, hard road to diagnosis. the long road to recovery.
      But healing happens.

      As I said, her story is one of courage and triumph. And now, maybe people will “get it” a little better.

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        Ken

        Aw shucks. Thanks Irish. And thank you also for reminding me that I am only a subway ride away, whole others may have a but further to go. I’m sorry you didn’t get the cupcakes!
        I need to get to Friedman’s too.
        I have the whole afternoon off, so it will be spent reading.

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    Jean

    Just finished Jennifer Esposito’s book “Jennifer’s Way” – WOW! I strongly encourage this wonderful community to read this book – I felt like I was coming home. Thoughtful, well organized, a packed tool kit to help us all, even if diagnosed some time ago. I wrote my very first Amazon review of this book (worth going public for) and plan to donate my copy to the public library so more people get a chance to read it. And again…. WOW!

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    James Hall

    Gluten Dude. Hi. I was reading a forum about what magazines are best for gluten free. In reading the comments, most said to read gluten dude’s blog. My 9yr old son was diagnosed with celiac less than a week ago. I have been tirelessly searching info and answers since then. I have looked at your blog shortly. I have also seen Jennifer’s bucket list video from your site. I wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. Due to her mental illness, my son can not spend time with his mother. I have full custody of my son. Within the last year, he has lost his relationship with his mother, and now been diagnosed with Celiac disease. To a child, losing the ability to eat the foods that he wants is a big deal. I’m a terrible cook and feel a lot of stress about what I need to do to help my son. After looking at this site and watching Jennifer’s bucket list video, it gives me something that I have been missing for a little while. Hope. It is easy to think that you are in this alone, and it is sites like this that help me to realize that there are others who truly do care and do this to help others like me. Going at this as a single parent with no cooking skills is daunting, but I find courage and inspiration when I see sites like this. I do not have access to leave anything for Jennifer, so if you have the capability, please pass this along. If not, I understand. I just wanted to say from the bottom of my heart, as a single father, that your site and Jennifer’s openness is helping me to learn more and do what I can to help my son. Thank you.

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      Gluten Dude

      Hi James. Thanks tons for the kind message. I passed it along to Jennifer this morning.

      Your son is in good hands. But please…if you have any questions or need any kind of advice, contact me privately and I will be happy to help.

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        James Hall

        Gluten Dude,
        Hi. Thanks again for your site and kind words. I just received a care package from Jennifer. I can’t believe the amount of concern and consideration I have received. I’m truly grateful. I wanted to pass this along from another person from Jennifer’s way facebook page who replied:

        Dave, Thanks. I will definitely msg you. I’ve been up what seems like days now trying to study about this as much as possible for my son’s sake and I think I’ve ran myself into the ground. I need sleep, but will msg and send friend request prob. tomorrow. Thanks again. I really appreciate it.
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        Dave Denham No probs…..I didn’t mention my son is NOT gluten allergic, but any help I can give, u welcome
        Like · 18 hrs
        Dave Denham Pls fwd above to gluten dude

        Still getting used to this, so if there is any info you need from facebook on his info, just let me know. He is a nice person to offer to help me with figuring out how to cook. Thanks again for all that you do.

        Signed:

        James A. Hall

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