The Migraine Mafia: A Novel by Maia Sepp

The Migraine Mafia: A Novel

byMaia Sepp

Kobo ebook | December 2, 2013

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"This one is definitely worth a read - you won't be disappointed." --Shayna Krishnasamy, author of "The Sickroom"

On paper, Viive McBroom lives the perfect life—she has a loving husband, and she's a key player at a fast-paced, nerdy startup—but that's only if you ignore one little problem.

Sandwiched between one migraine and the next, Viive's life is like a choose-your-own-adventure book, only less fun and with a lot more drugs. Faced with frustration from her loved ones and the dark machinations of a new colleague, Viive feels herself getting pulled under by guilt, apologies, and workplace shenanigans. But then she meets the Migraine Mafia, a quirky, vibrant support group, and she discovers that a room full of strangers just might be able to change the way she views her illness-and realizes that if she doesn't learn to ask for help, her health isn't the only thing she stands to lose.

Sometimes painful, frequently hilarious, always entertaining, "The Migraine Mafia" is the story of one woman's quest to thrive in the face of chronic illness.

Title:The Migraine Mafia: A NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 2, 2013Publisher:Maia SeppLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990006725650

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good story Written with a strong dose of humour, the author describes realistically the hell one goes through when a full blown migraine hits you! Good story line but could have done with more development towards the end when it got more interesting.
Date published: 2015-10-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Migraine Mafia Good easy to read book. Being a migraine sufferer myself I could relate well to this story which was very close to the truth even though it is a fiction book.
Date published: 2015-05-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read about a migraine sufferer As a person who suffers with migraines, I could relate to the feelings and panic this girl goes through. It was very realistic.
Date published: 2015-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant Did not think i was going to like this and did not quite know what to expect . As a bit of a migraine sufferer myself I could relate to it , and actually found it inspirational and funny. Very easy and pleasant read. Only negative, would have liked more. Will definitely read more of this author
Date published: 2015-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Engrossing and Hilarious! Maia Sepp has written another hilarious book about living life in the real world of horrible bosses, annoying relatives and migraines. Yes, as the title implies, this book involves migraines. A lot of migraines. The author either did her research really well, or she's a sufferer herself, because I found the descriptions of the hell of living with chronic migraines fantastic (if being in hell can be called fantastic). This one is definitely worth a read - you won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2014-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a wonderful book. This book captures what living with a chronic illness is. It is also a great read. I do not think I have ever read anything quite like it before. I recommend this book to everyone.
Date published: 2014-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ms I loved this book. Couldn't put it down. As a migraine sufferer this was all so familiar and written in such a way it felt like I was just having a good chinwag with a friend. Absolutely brilliant!
Date published: 2014-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Truth in a novel. I was very impressed and thankful for this book. As someone with chronic migraines and another chronic pain condition, I found the truth in this novel refreshing. I have really gotten tired of the stories that an easy and miraculous cure for anything. The truth is that many of us won't ever be cured in this life. All we can hope for is a way to live with our chronic conditions. And most if the treatments are unpleasant, difficult, or downright painful themselves. Then there is the sad fact that something that works for others won't work for me. Or may appear to work for a time, and then quit working for no apparent reason or even increase your lain suddenly. Thus is an excellent book for the relatives and friends of chronic pain sufferers to read. It could give you some insight into how chronic pain can affect a person. I particularly found the feelings of failure to be a true part of my life. Also the difficulty asking for help. If you suffer from chronic pain, or know someone who does, this book is a must read. And if you don't, I think you will still find this to be an enjoyable and insightful read that is true to human nature. I want to thank the author for sharing such a good story with us.
Date published: 2014-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Migraine Mafia Maia found her way way inside my head. :(
Date published: 2014-04-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So much hope packed into one book! This book was a great read. I really enjoyed the transformation that took place. Thanks for in stilling hope!
Date published: 2014-02-01