If you are likely to buy a paper copy of my upcoming book, Rebel Health: A Field Guide to the Patient-Led Revolution in Medical Care, Barnes & Noble is offering a 25% discount if you order by September 8, 2023. Here’s a direct link.
Note: you need to create a free account and use the code PREORDER25 at check-out.
Pre-orders are incredibly important to the success of a book. Publishers look at how many copies have been pre-ordered to decide how many to print in the first run. I’d love for the numbers to be strong so they don’t under-order and run out of copies as momentum picks up next spring.
Readers of this blog know that Rebel Health is my love letter to the e-patient movement, inspired by Tom Ferguson’s advice (way back in 2001) to spend time in communities of patients, survivors, and caregivers. We can see the future faster through these pioneers’ eyes. Thanks for being part of the journey!
Here’s the official book description and release info:
An action-oriented and radically hopeful field guide to the underground, patient-led revolution for better health and health care.
Anyone who has fallen off the conveyer belt of mainstream health care and into the shadowy corners of illness knows what a dark place it is to land. Where is the infrastructure, the information, the guidance? What should you do next? In Rebel Health, Susannah Fox draws on twenty years of tracking the expert networks of patients, survivors, and caregivers who have come of age between the cracks of the health care system to offer a way forward. Covering everything from diabetes to ALS to Moebius Syndrome to chronic disease management, Fox taps into the wisdom of these individuals, learns their ways, and fuels the rebel alliance that is building up our collective capacity for better health.
Rebel Health shows how the next wave of health innovation will come from the front lines of this patient-led revolution. Fox identifies and describes four archetypes of this revolution: seekers, networkers, solvers, and champions. Each chapter includes tips, such as picking a proxy to help you navigate the relevant online communities, or learning how to pitch new ideas to investors and partners or new treatments to the FDA. On a personal level, anyone who wants to navigate the health care maze faster will want to become a health rebel or recruit some to their team. On a systemic level, it is a competitive advantage for businesses, governments, and organizations to understand and leverage the power of connection among patients, survivors, and caregivers.
Proactive, optimistic, and innovative, Rebel Health is a guiding light for anyone who wishes to join the health rebel alliance and become the hero of their own story.
Publication date: February 13, 2024, by MIT Press.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Comments are open.
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