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About the author:
Currently a writer-editor for the U.S. Federal Government, Bill's condition has made it necessary for him to work from home since mid-2009. He is also the author of "Hunky Dunk," "Undercover Trucker: How I Saved America by Truckin' Towels for the Taliban," " the people..." and he co-authored "End Times: A Comedy in Two Acts" with his late twin brother, Bob. This is his first effort at non-fiction.

No Doorway Wide Enough

2000-2010, My Parkinson's Disease Decade

Authored by Bill Schmalfeldt

It was just about three weeks after his 45th birthday in 2000 when Bill Schmalfeldt was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. In 2007 while working at a federal agency as a writer and podcaster, telling other people about the importance of clinical trials, Bill heard about and volunteered for an experimental brain surgery to determine whether or not "deep brain stimulation" could be done on patients in the earlier stages of the disease. This is the story of Bill's "Parkinson's Decade" from being diagnosed in 2000, to having the surgery in 2007, through today. The story is told in a humorous, satirical, almost jovial style considering the fact that Bill's motor skills and cognition continue to degenerate.

Bill has promised to donate 100 percent of the author's proceeds from the sale of this book to the National Parkinson Foundation and the Charles DBS Research Fund at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. You can read Bill's blog at

Publication Date:
1453648801 / 9781453648803
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White with Bleed
Related Categories:
Humor / Form / Essays

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