It’s Just Nerves: Notes On A Disability – Book Review & Giveaway

It's Just Nerves

It’s Just Nerves by Kelly Davio – Book Review

You should never judge a book by its cover… you should never judge a woman before you’ve walked a mile in her shoes… and you should never judge a person who lives with a chronic illness and disability until you know their story and you understand the internal and external challenges they face on a daily basis.

In Its Just Nerves: Notes On A Disability, Kelly Davio helps you to understand what it’s like to live in her skin. Through a series of insightful, witty anecdotes, Kelly reveals what it’s like to live with physical limitations in an able-bodied society.

You’ll learn about myasthenia gravis – the neuromuscular autoimmune disease that means “grave weakness” in Greek and Latin – as Kelly shares her stories. You’ll also learn about the challenges that individuals who are dealing with challenges beyond their control face on a daily basis.

This gem of a book has something for everyone, including those who have never experienced a disabling illness but want to gain a greater understanding of what it’s like so they can be more empathetic towards others; those who live with a disability and are trying to process their feelings and experiences; and those who work in a field where they have the ability to facilitate change and encourage, enlighten, and empower others.

Kelly brings to the forefront the need for society to change their attitudes towards those who they perceive to be different. Fearless, biting, irreverent, Kelly is no respecter of sacred cows.

Kudos to Kelly for giving the silent in society a literary voice. It’s Just Nerves is definitely worth a read!

I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.

About The Author

Kelly Davio

Kelly Davio is the author of Burn This House (Red Hen Press, 2013) and the forthcoming The Book of the Unreal Woman. She is the founding editor of Tahoma Literary Review and the former Managing Editor of The Los Angeles Review. While in England, she served as the Senior Editor of Eyewear Publishing. Her work has appeared in Best New Poets, Verse Daily, The Rumpus, and others. She earned her MFA in poetry from Northwest Institute of Literary Arts. Today, she works as a medical editor in New Jersey.


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3 Responses to “It’s Just Nerves: Notes On A Disability – Book Review & Giveaway”

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  1. Melanie Backus says:

    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

  2. Serena says:

    Thanks for participating in this blog tour. I’m glad that this book has been so well received.


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