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Monday, October 20, 2014

“Misdiagnosed: The Search for Dr. House”, a Medical Memoir, Receiving Praise From Major Reviewers and Best-selling Authors

Nika Beamon author of Misdiagnosed

Bookcover and author Nika Beamon

Nationwide — Here’s what people are saying about “Misdiagnosed: The Search for Dr. House”, the new medical memoir by author Nika C. Beamon:

“In this hope-filled memoir, a woman rises above the challenges of navigating the modern American medical system. Beamon, a TV journalist, lays herself bare as she frankly discusses her journey through years of suffering as she searches for a diagnosis for her illness. For those with unusual conditions, the road to diagnosis can be filled with disbelieving doctors, seemingly unrelated symptoms, and increasing desperation as the sick person struggles to understand why the body is failing. The author bravely relates all of these things, presenting her growth through long-term pain, her life with chronic illness, and her journey to becoming her own medical advocate in touching and sometimes agonizing detail.” — Publisher’s Weekly

“A saga of dealing with a chronic illness that shows how health intertwines with work, love and life.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Anyone interested in a medical mystery with a real-life heroine will appreciate MISDIAGNOSED’s story and Beamon’s long fight to achieve good health.” — IndieReader

Other praise for Misdiagnosed:

“Nika’s book is a well written, eye opening, call to action. An inspiring, yet alarming story that lets us know that even in our darkest and most alone moments that we are not alone.” — Wes Moore, Bestselling author, The Other Wes Moore

“Misdiagnosed is an eye-opening, fascinating account of a brave journey through the labyrinth of American medicine. Beamon draws the reader in skillfully, and gives us a close up view of the power of human persistence.” — Marya Hornbacher, Pulitzer prize nominated author of Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia.

“How long can my body endure all the invasions by doctors? Nika Beamon’s cry is heard throughout Misdiagnosed: The Search for Dr. House. That doc does not exist, of course, but the author’s journey across hazardous terrain in the medical jungle did.  Her misery being mangled by modern medicine provides lessons on arming ourselves for the battles many of us face.” — Richard M. Cohen, New York Times Best Selling author of Blindsided and Strong at the Broken Places.

“This is a book is a “must read” for all doctors and healthcare professionals…  Enigmatic to most physicians, devastating to patients, the stuff of science fiction, and limitless in presentation; autoimmune diseases are the frontier of medicine in the 21st century…Read Nika’s story to understand why patients long for a diagnosis.” — Robert G. Lahita MD, PhD, FACP, MACR, FRCP

About the Author:
Nika C. Beamon is a veteran TV News Writer/Producer in New York. She pursued a BA in Communications and a BA in Sociology at Boston College in Massachusetts. Beamon published her first memoir, Misdiagnosed: The Search for Dr. House in 2014. In 2009, Chicago Review Press published her well-received non-fiction book: I Didn’t Work This Hard Just to Get Married: Successful, Single Black Women Speak Out. In 2000, she published her first mystery novel, Dark Recesses. In 2002, her second mystery novel, Eyewitness was released.

Her book, Misdiagnosed: The Search for Dr. House (ISBN: 978-1500436674), is available now as an ebook and paperback on Amazon.com, Smashwords.com, BarnesandNoble.com.

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Nika C. Beamon

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